The three — Rahul Revale, 25, Adil Khan, 21, and Yogesh Shevale, 24 — were arrested by the police who charged them with sexual harassment. Police are checking if the three have criminal records given the brazen manner in which they behaved, unfazed by threats to call the police. All three are residents of a slum pocket in Andheri (West) on the JVLR.
“Yeh wali ladki mujhe chahiye (I want this girl),” was the brazen comment one of three men made as they stopped an autorickshaw and molested two women in it on one of Mumbai’s main thoroughfares, the Juhu-Versova Link Road on Saturday night.
The three men then caught hold of one of the women and slapped and molested her. The brother of the other woman intervened but they assaulted him and molested the second woman also.
As the women and the brother put up strong resistance a passer-by came to their rescue. The three men started thrashing him too.
The Versova police said they had the statement of the brother and would record the women’s statements in the next few days. The police have taken blood samples of the three arrested to find out if they were under the influence of alcohol.