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Man masturbates in bus, arrested after complaint in Facebook

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The police today arrested a mentally unsound man for allegedly masturbating in a bus while staring at two women who recorded the incident and posted it on

The man, a hawker by profession, was arrested from station area in the city, police said.

The incident came to light today and the police launched an investigation after one of the two women posted two videos on her page and also on the page of the

Two video grabs showed that an elderly man making vulgar gestures and allegedly masturbating inside a bus. The victim on her post revealed that 15 days ago they (the woman and her friend) had to go through a similar ordeal when the same man had put down his pants and had shown his genitals to them.

"When we protested and asked the to take action, he ignored our pleas. Fifteen days back when the person had made vulgar gestures we could not do anything as we did not have any proof. Today we have these two videos as proof and we want justice," the victim said on her Facebook post.

The had assured them that the culprit would be arrested and punished after they came to know about the incident.

"We don't need any written complaint. The videos posted on our Facebook page is enough for us. We have already lodged a case. We are trying to track down the culprit," the had said on their Facebook page before the man was arrested.

The man arrested later.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 20:35 IST