The Railway police on Wednesday arrested a 38-year-old man on the charge of molesting a 14-year-old girl on board a moving train.

The arrested was identified as Abdul Hakeem, a native of Puthunagaram in Palakkad.

The accused allegedly attempted to molest the girl who was sleeping on the berth in the Madhura-Thiruvananthapuram Amritha Express.

The incident took place between Ernakulam and Aluva when the victim’s mother had gone to the washroom.

After the girl raised an alarm, fellow passengers caught the accused. He was later produced before a magistrate and remanded in custody.

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