Women from Darjeeling harassed in south Delhi, police register case
NEW DELHI: A group of women from Darjeeling were allegedly harassed by a few men, who passed lewd comments at them on the intervening night of July 18-19 in south...
- Rahul Chugh
- Jul 22, 2021
NEW DELHI: A group of women from Darjeeling were allegedly harassed by a few men, who passed lewd comments at them on the intervening night of July 18-19 in south Delhi’s Safdarjung Enclave. The victims had gone to a restaurant in the evening and were waiting outside for a cab when the suspects allegedly made the objectionable remarks.
Police have filed an FIR under Section 509 of IPC, which deals with outraging a woman’s modesty.
“Annoyed at the lewd remarks, the complainant shouted at the suspects and started making a video. The women then took a cab and went to Defence Colony market for dinner. While the complainant did not make any call to the PCR that day, she gave a complaint to the Safdarjung Enclave police station SHO today,” said a senior officer.
Police said investigation had started and the video recording of the incident had been obtained from the mobile phone of the complainant. Efforts were being made to identify the accused through CCTV footage, inquiry of the restaurant owner and local informers.
Meanwhile, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) said it had taken suo motu cognisance of media reports of an alleged incident of racial discrimination and sexual harassment against a group of girls from the Northeast in Hauz Khas Village.
DCW stated, “It has been reported that a few men stopped the girls and tried to sexually harass them by asking their “hourly rate for sexual activities”. The girls recorded the incident and shared the video on social media platforms. It has also been reported that no FIR has been registered in the matter so far. This is a very serious matter and needs to be dealt with strictly.”
In a letter to police, the commission said, “Please provide the copy of the FIR along with details of the accused identified and arrested, steps taken to identify and arrest the accused in case of non-arrest, and a detailed action taken report in the matter by July 25.”
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