Published: Thu, February 15, 2018

Delhi University student molested by elderly man in bus

Delhi University student molested by elderly man in bus

Reports of sexual harassment against women is mounting in the national capital where a Delhi University student filmed a man masturbating sitting right next to her in a crowded, moving bus and even repeatedly touching her waist.

The complainant ignored the man in first instance when he was misbehaving with her but was shocked when she saw him unzipping his trousers and masturbating.

"I made a video of the incident and posted it on social media to make people aware of the incident".

An FIR has been lodged with Vasant Vihar Police under sections 354 (sexual harassment), 354A, and 294 (obscene act in public place) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The victim said the incident occurred on 7 February on the route between Vasant Vihar and IIT Gate, according to the report.

The student told The Pioneer how despite being surrounded by seven to eight co-passengers, nobody, including woman, came forward to help her. The woman has alleged that the man also tried to touch her. "He retorted saying I should get out if I have a problem", she said. She has also alleged that she raised her voice but the people present in the bus chose to ignore the incident. She filed the FIR at Vasant Vihar police station. An elderly man sat next to her and leaned against her, the woman moved in her seat to avoid contact with him but he leaned against her again.

The police said that a probe was underway to identify the person.

DCW chief Swati Jai Hind has stated, "I saw her shocking tweet and the act caught on video was too sick". Worst is no one in bus came to her aid. "This man is a danger to society and should be given strong punishment!"

In December last year, the Delhi Police registered a case against a man who allegedly molested a 32-year-old woman on the terrace of a building in Connaught Place.

The girl recorded a video of the incident and uploaded it on social media.

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