A 28-year-old marketing executive traveling on a Bengaluru-bound train got groped in her sleep by a fellow passenger. She woke up to find the accused touching her back and bottom in a sexually intended manner and followed the suspect who walked away. She finally confronted him with the help of her friends after a chase through the train's compartments.
According to the FIR, Christina (name changed) boarded coach S-8 of the Kochuveli-Mysore Express at Ernakulam along with her friends on November 5. The alleged groping occurred around 5 am the next day. She immediately got up and the accused began to quickly walk away to the next coach.
She followed him whilst raising an alarm for help and finally caught hold of him in the adjacent coach. When confronted, the accused feigned innocence, but she did not receive immediate help.” The accused had identified as 32-year-old Sunish V.
While the Bangalore Cantonment Police registered a case under IPC section 354A (Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment) and transferred him to the Jolarpettai Railway Police Station based on jurisdiction.