In another case of protector turning a tormentor, a police constable attached with Kalyan Railway Protection Force (RPF) molested a woman commuter at the Kalyan railway station in Mumbai. The constable, who was identified as Rajesh Jahangir, has been suspended by the authorities since.

Purported video of the incident, which occurred on Wednesday, went viral on the social media.

In the video, the constable can be seen pretending to sleep, while repeatedly touching the back of a woman sitting next to him. His actions were noticed by a commuter, who began to record the video. The woman later complained about the constable’s behaviour to another woman, who was accompanying her. The woman raised an alarm, after which commuters in the area thrashed the constable. However, he managed to escape in the chaos.

“Constable Rajesh Jahangir has been suspended and an inquiry has been initiated against him. Strictest department action will be taken against him if found guilty,” a senior Railway Protection Force official said.

Sachin Bhalode, senior divisional security commissioner of the Mumbai division of RPF said, “We have gone through the video. We have suspended the constable and inquiry has begun. We cannot compromise on women’s security”.