In yet another case of molestation in the national capital region, a 23-year-old woman was allegedly molested by an unidentified man inside a metro coach on Tuesday. Though the woman was initially dumbstruck by the hastiness of the incident later she reached the nearest metro police station and filed a complaint against the suspect. Sadly, none of the commuters on board metro came forward to help the woman out and let the accused escape the spot.
The incident occurred at around 10 am on Tuesday when the woman, a resident of Delhi, boarded a metro train from Saket to reach her office in Gurgaon. Owing to the heavy crowd in the female coach during busy office hours, the woman got into a general compartment in order to reach her destination.
Elaborating further, a police officer told Hindustan Times, "The man touched her multiple times and when the Metro reached Sikanderpur, she caught him and slapped. She told us that no one helped her and the suspect would have not managed to escape if other travellers had supported her".
Based on her complaint, an FIR has been registered under Section 354 (molestation) and 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) of the IPC and the police officer of Sector 51 women police station is currently investigating the case.
Talking about the latest developments, police said they have asked the metro authorities to share the CCTV footage with them and will examine those footages to identify the suspect who is reported to be in his mid-thirties.
Crime against women has been a bane of India's development efforts, with the country experiencing an increasing trend of violence and sexual abuse over the past few years. Female commuters using public transports are reported to be harassed almost every day across India.