Kannur man arrested for flashing woman on Mangaluru bound train

The student who was travelling from Shornur to Kasaragod is studying in Kasaragod College. Photo: Instagram/@vaishnavi.vbk

Kannur: A man hailing from Kannur was arrested for flashing and misbehaving with a girl on a Mangaluru bound train on Wednesday, police said.

The railway police arrested George Joseph (51), a resident of Cooveri, based on the girl's complaint.


The incident took place on July 31 between Kannur and Payyannur on the Coimbatore-Mangaluru intercity express.

After the train passed Kannur railway station, the accused flashed at the girl seated on the opposite side. George, who was arrested on a complaint filed by two women, will be produced in court on Wednesday.

A case was also lodged under sections 119(a) (performing sexual gestures or acts in public places degrading the dignity of women) of the Kerala Police Act and section 509 (insult modesty of a woman) of the IPC.

The student who was travelling from Shoranur to Kasaragod is studying at a Kasaragod College. George Joseph boarded the train from Kozhikode.

When the girl questioned him about his actions, he got up from his seat. He was nabbed by his co-passengers and handed over to the railway police. As soon as she reached Kasaragod, the girl lodged a complaint with the police. The arrest has been recorded in Kannur. The girl captured the video of the sexual assault on her mobile phone and shared it on social media.

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