The accused identified as Kuldeep Tiwari (27) was arrested a day after the incident under the IPC sections for hurt, insult, criminal intimidation, and deterring a public servant from performing his duty.
The incident occurred at around 10.36 pm when Lokhande was on night duty at the railway station. “On noticing Tiwari indulging in the obscene act with a girl publicly Lokhande asked him to leave. This enraged Tiwari abused, assaulted, and spit on his face. He fled away from the spot and was caught by the team,” said a police officer at the Vasai railway police.
In the complaint, Lokhande said, “Tiwari spit on my face twice and kept abusing me. He assaulted me after dragging me by my collar before fleeing from the spot.”