Delhi Police has arrested a 39-year-old man from Mehrauli for allegedly flashing his private parts in front of a woman inside a cluster bus, after she asked him not to stare at her. The incident took place on Tuesday evening when the woman was returning home from her office in Gurgaon.
The woman claimed no one came forward to help her even when she raised an alarm, and she eventually had to resort to beating up the accused herself.
According to police, the accused has been identified as Mukesh Ranjan, who works with an event management company in Vasant Kunj. He has been sent to 14-day judicial custody, added police
“The incident took place around 9.20 pm when the woman boarded a cluster bus from Kapashera. Ranjan boarded the same bus from Mahipalpur and sat next to her,” a senior police officer said.
The woman alleged that Ranjan kept staring at her, following which she told him off for doing so. “He got agitated and flashed his private parts in front of her. The woman got rattled and requested her co-passengers to help, but no one did.
She then beat him with her footwear and slapped him, following which the accused apologised for his mistake. The whole incident took place in Andheria Modh area of Chhattarpur,” police added.
Police said the woman borrowed a co-passenger’s phone to make a call to PCR as her phone had run out of battery. “The accused tried to escape, but she held him. Police rushed to the spot and took him into custody,” the senior police officer added.
On the basis of her complaint, an FIR was registered under IPC sections 354 (molestation) and 509 (outraging the modesty of a woman) at Mehrauli police station, police said.
The woman said: “I am shocked, and even more stunned at the attitude of co-passengers… Instead of helping me, they asked me to let him go when I called the PCR.”