Mumbai police have arrested a man in city’s Vakola area for allegedly spitting on a woman from Manipur ten days ago.
Police said the 29-year-old accused has been identified as Amir Khan, a resident of Kurla (West).
The 30-year-old woman from Manipur was walking from Geeta Vihar junction towards Kalina Military Camp in Santacruz where groceries and other essential items were being distributed amid lockdown for coronavirus on April 6.
Suddenly a motorbike-rider allegedly spat on her before speeding away.
Police identified the accused with the help of CCTV footage which showed the motorbike’s registration number.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 8) Manjunath Singhe said Khan is a salesman.
“We have arrested him under IPC section 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and 352 (Punishment for assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation) of the IPC,” the DCP said.