Erode (TN): A special sub-inspector of police was today arrested here for allegedly attempting to misbehave with a pregnant woman co-passenger in a train, police said. The incident occurred in the Coimbatore bound Nilgiris express that left Chennai last night.
Erode Railway police said the woman was the wife of Ashok Kumar, an IAF personnel working at Coimbatore. They said she was provided a middle berth in the train. Following the woman's request, Chandrasekar, special sub-inspector attached to the CB-CID police, Udhagamandalam, offered her his lower berth.
When the train crossed Salem in the early hours today, Chandrasekar in a drunken mood allegedly attempted to misbehave with her. But she raised an alarm and her husband came to her rescue and warned him.
When the train reached Erode junction, Ashok Kumar and his wife got down and lodged a complaint against the police officer with the Erode railway police. As the train left the station, a railway police team rushed to Coimbatore by another train, traced and arrested Chandrasekar. He was taken back to Erode and a case registered, they added. (PTI)