Jarana mosque

Jarana mosque

A man who disguised himself  as a woman has been arrested for sexually harassing women at a mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah.

The unidentified man in his thirties, was arrested by local authorities following a complaint that a woman sometimes entered the bathroom of the Jaarana Mosque and behaved suspiciously.

The ‘woman’ allegedly sexually harassed other women during the ablutions preceding the prayers, the Gulf News reported.

Authorities, who started monitoring the mosque, tracked down a woman behaving oddly. She was seen getting into the back of a car with tinted windows, parked near the mosque. The car had no male driver.

The team arrested the man after they watched him take off the traditional abaya, revealing his true gender.  Further investigations are reportedly underway.