Man came to take gas bill, flashes in front of 22-year-old woman in Thane

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The woman, who was alone at home, was trying to make payment through debit card swipe machine when the indecent incident took place.

The woman registered a complaint on Monday but no arrest was made so far. (Photo: Pixabay)

Thane: A 35-year-old employee of the Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) has been booked for allegedly flashing at a woman in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Saturday when the accused came to the 22-year-old woman's house in Shanti Nagar area to collect payment of the bill for the piped natural gas connection, senior police inspector Kailash Barve said.

When the woman, who was alone at home, was trying to make the payment through a debit card swipe machine, the accused allegedly flashed at her, he said.

The woman registered a complaint on Monday, based on which the accused was booked under Indian Penal Code Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), Barve said.

No arrest was made so far, he said, adding that a probe was underway in the case.

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