In the early hours of Monday, a 36-year-old army man was arrested by the Government Railway Police, Jolarpet for allegedly trying to molest a 23-year-old woman travelling on the Kerala Express train.
According to The Times of India, the woman, a native of Arni in Tiruvannamalai district, was studying at a private college in Coimbatore. She boarded the train with her parents in Tirupati after visiting the Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.
The victim and the accused were co-passengers in coach S10 of the train (Train No 12626) bound for Thiruvananthapuram from New Delhi.
She filed a complaint with the GRP against P Pramod Nair, a havildar working in Delhi, stating that he had harassed her after the train left Katpadi station on Sunday night.
The woman's parents alighted at Katpadi station when the train stopped there around 10.30pm to go to their native place, while the she continued her journey to Coimbatore.
When he learnt that the woman was travelling alone, Pramod tried to molest her, said the police.
When the train halted at the Jolarpet Junction at 12.10am on Monday, the woman lodged a complaint with the police and resumed her journey. Acting on her complaint, the GRP police picked the army man for inquiry.
"He was going to his native place, Mangalassery in Thiruvananthapuram. He boarded the train in New Delhi," the police said to The Times of India.
The police registered a case against him under various sections of the IPC. They took him to the Government Hospital in Tirupattur for a medical test to check if he was drunk when he misbehaved with the woman.