A case has been filed in connection with the alleged harassment of a 30-year-old woman and her friends by a group of men in Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
The incident took place in the Hauz Khas area of south-west Delhi in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, as the victim and her three friends – all residents of Darjeeling in West Bengal – waited for a taxi outside a bar, the police said.
Three to four people made lewd comments about them, according to the complaint filed Wednesday at the Safdarjung Enclave Police Station. The woman then yelled at the men and made a video. Later, their taxi arrived and the women left the area, police said.
Based on the complaint, a case was filed under Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult a woman’s modesty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Southwest Deputy Police Commissioner Ingit Pratap said. Singh.
The video made by the complainant was posted on social media, prompting the Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) to message the police asking them to register a case.
In the video, the women can be heard protesting the men for asking them their “fare”.
You can see the men apologize for the comments they made before the woman started recording.
Police say they are working hard to identify the culprits.
DCW chief Swati Maliwal said: “I saw this video on social media and was disgusted to see a group of men fearlessly harassing the women. A strong deterrent must be created against sexual harassment so that no one dares to commit such a crime We have sent a message to the police for an FIR and investigation into the matter.”
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