The man allegedly harassed a 21-year-old student on the LRT by whispering vulgar words, report says.
PETALING JAYA: A 37-year-old man suspected of sexually harassing a girl on the LRT has been nabbed following quick action by the Prasarana auxiliary police.
According to the New Straits Times (NST), the girl, Nur Dini Van Haeren, had boarded the train bound for Kuala Lumpur at the Kelana Jaya station on March 13. Upon entering the compartment, the 21-year-old student noticed the man looking at her with a “naughty” expression on his face, the report said.
Based on a Facebook post Nur Dini had made following the incident, the man also whispered vulgar words towards her, NST said.
In the post, Nur Dini reportedly voiced frustration, saying she could have done more to protect herself by alerting other passengers to her situation.
But she was given a helping hand by Prasarana, which responded to her Facebook messages and established immediate email contact with her and her family.
Rapid Rail chief executive officer Zohari Sulaiman told NST that auxiliary police team members spoke with Nur Dini to obtain more details of the incident, and secured CCTV footage of the suspect.
The man was apprehended at the Taman Jaya LRT station yesterday, the report said.
Rapid Rail is a Prasarana subsidiary responsible for the Rapid KL urban rail services.
According to NST, the man, from Lembah Subang, Selangor, was handed over to the police following positive identification by Nur Dini.
“The team was with me throughout the process, after the incident was reported to them. We admire their dedication and their relentless pursuit in apprehending the perpetrator, and also their professionalism in handling the matter,” Nur Dini and her parents told the paper yesterday.