The Sahakarnagar police on Thursday arrested a police constable attached to the city traffic branch for sexually harassing a female passenger on board a Pune mahanagar parivahan mahamandal ltd (PMPML) bus. The incident happened on Wednesday when the woman and the constable were travelling in the bus.

The suspect has been identified as Sanjay Dinkar Konde (50) attached to Lashkar traffic division of the city police. The 35-year-old victim was travelling from Kasba police chowki to Dhankavdi and alighting at KK Market bus stop when Konde molested her.

Police sub-inspector Sujata Dhone who is the investigating officer in the case said that the accused molested the victim while she was getting down at the PMPML bus stop at KK Market. “Konde has been arrested under the relevant sections and was produced before the court ,” said Dhonde. Meanwhile, the Sahakarnagar police have invoked IPC 354(A)(1)(1) and 354(A)(2) (sexual harassment) against the accused.

Constable commits suicide

Police Havaldar Umesh Raut who was attached to Deccan Police station committed suicide by hanging himself to the roof ceiling of his house on Thursday night. According to the Deccan police station officials, the reason behind the death could not be ascertained till late in the evening. However, police sources said that the death could be due to long domestic dispute. Meanwhile, a suicide case has been registered in connection with the incident.

First Published: Aug 10, 2018 17:07 IST

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