Popular small screen’s actor Sumeet Raghavan’s wife Chinmayee Surve had to come across a gross incident on Monday while she was out for some work in Mumbai’s Vile Parle. Chinmayee is a popular name in the Marathi film circuit and also seen on ‘Laagi Tujhse Lagan’.
A man sitting in a white BMW allegedly masturbated in front of Chinmayee and before she could react, he fled the spot. The incident comes into light days after a Delhi University student alleged that a middle age man did the same act on a crowded bus.
Taken aback by the incident, Sumeet took to social media to address the issue and ask Mumbai Police to act upon it. He shared the details and mentioned that his wife could note down only the last four digits of the vehicle.
A white BMW with last 4 digits 1985 needs to be traced. The driver wearing a grey safari who had parked near #ParleTilakSchool #VileParleEast started masturbating in front of my wife. Before she could slap him he escaped. She could note down just the last 4 digits@MumbaiPolice— Sumeet (@sumrag) February 19, 2018
Mumbai Police which is quite active on social media responded quickly.
We have followed you. Please DM your contact details.— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) February 19, 2018
Sumeet who is still remembered for his role as Sahil Sarabhai from the hit show ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ launched a complaint with the Mumbai Police and traffic police.
According to news agency ANI, the man who was alleged of masturbating in front of Chinmayee has been arrested by the police after her complaint. Sumeet also mentioned on Twitter that police officials caught the alleged in two hours after lodging the FIR.
The Badi Door Se Aaye Hain expressed his gratitude to Mumbai Police for their help. He also urged people to go to police officials if such things happen.
After lodging the F.I.R at 4.15pm,the cops have nabbed the bastard in 2 hrs flat.. Hats off @MumbaiPolice gratitude and respect. #VileParlePoliceStation and the concerned officers #Salute ♥— Sumeet (@sumrag) February 19, 2018
God forbid if at all such things happen,please go to the cops. Don't suffer. Speak up.
The ‘Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo’ actor was enraged with the entire incident and told Indian Express, “It’s so shocking that miscreants are up for something so disgusting in broad daylight. I was at home when my wife called me frantically. Being responsible citizens, we reached out to the authorities, and filed an official complaint at the local police station and also the traffic department’’.