03/11/2015 12:42 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Drunk Police Constable Suspended For Chasing And Molesting Woman In Mumbai

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 18: AISA (All India Students' Association) Students protest against the Delhi Police over the recent horrific twin rape cases of minors in the national capital, at Police Headquarters, on October 18, 2015 in New Delhi, India. The two-year-old was abducted from a religious event in west Delhi by two men on Friday night and raped before being dumped in a park near her home. In a separate incident on the same day, a five-year-old was also raped allegedly by three men in east Delhi, girl was reportedly alone at home when one of the accused, took her to his house and then allegedly raped her along with his friends. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

MUMBAI -- A police constable in Mumbai has been arrested and suspended for allegedly molesting and assaulting a woman while he was in an inebriated state, a senior police official said today.

Constable Pravin Nalawade was suspended last night with immediate effect for molesting and assaulting the woman in Andheri's Marol area, Mumbai's Joint Police Commissioner Deven Bharti said.

The accused police personnel was allegedly drunk last night at around 9.30 PM when a passerby saw him chasing a woman and assaulting her, police said.

As the woman cried for help, the passersby then caught hold of the cop.

Later, an FIR was registered at Powai police station against Nalawade under relevant sections and subsequently he was suspended and arrested, police added.

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