Accused man harasses policewomen

Chennai: The city police remanded a young man for allegedly verbally abusing and harassing women police constables at Meenambakkam station.

The incident took place on Thursday night when ‘Lollu’ Raja, a pavement dweller involved in many petty crimes was brought to the police station.

Trouble began when he began verbally abusing and later started shouting at a woman constable on night duty. He allegedly tried to misbehave with her.

The scene escalated as two other women constables shouted at him when he brandished a knife and threatened to slash their faces, but the police constables overpowered him and locked him up.

The woman constables lodged a complaint with the police inspector who initiated action against Raja.

He is now booked under several charges including woman harassment.

He is remanded under police custody.