New Delhi: A man was arrested on Thursday for molesting two women, including a journalist of an English daily, at a Metro station here, police said.
Police formed five teams to trace the molester and interrogated 5,000 suspects over two days before they nailed the culprit.
The incident took place on Monday evening when the accused, identified as Akhilesh Kumar, was under the influence of alcohol. He molested the women and passed lewd remarks at them in the ITO Metro Station premises in central Delhi.
“By the time the victims informed the police, Akhilesh Kumar had fled. During investigation, five teams of police interrogated over 5,000 persons on Tuesday and Wednesday and finally traced Kumar,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Pankaj Singh.
“Akhilesh Kumar, who works as a help at a tea stall and lives in a slum area near ITO, was arrested from his residence on a tip-off after police teams conducted a raid,” Singh said.