A student of Delhi University (DU) has filed a complaint against a middle-aged man for allegedly masturbating beside her in a moving bus and trying to repeatedly touch her waist. The girl lodged an FIR at Vasant Vihar Police Station and also uploaded a video of the incident on the social media. As per the FIR, the incident took place on February 07 somewhere between Vasant Village and IIT Gate.
Talking to news agency ANI, the victim said she was travelling in a crowded bus when a man sitting next to her masturbated. “I was left stunned but then I made a video of the incident and posted it on social media to make people aware of the incident. People don’t even consider something like this a form of sexual harassment,” said the girl student.
According to news agency ANI, the complainant shouted at the accused but “he did not understand” and the co-passengers also “ignored it”, said the FIR.
The FIR has been lodged under Sections 354 (sexual harassment), 354A, and 294 (obscene act in public place) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). A probe is underway.