GOA : Police in the western Indian state of Goa have arrested a motorcycle taxi driver for allegedly molesting an American tourist on Saturday.

Isidore Fernandes was detained after the woman posted his picture on social media, describing the alleged incident. She asked people to share the post so he doesn't "endanger another woman's safety". In her Facebook post on Monday night, the woman said she had hired Mr Fernandes to drive her to dinner. She said he was "friendly" and they chatted as she saw no harm in a having a conversation with him.

She said he offered to wait for her and drive her back to the hotel. When they were on their way back to the hotel, she said, he began "misbehaving".

He allegedly kept turning into lanes, claiming he was taking a shorter route, and then he told her he needed to pull over. She said she managed to escape - she threw some money at him and ran onto a busy road.

In recent months, a growing number of women have spoken out about their experiences of sexual harassment.

Recently, a Bollywood actress claimed she was molested on a domestic flight in India by another passenger - she said a "middle-aged man" had repeatedly moved his foot up and down her neck and back while she was "half-asleep".