Almost a week after a Delhi University student lodged an FIR against a man who allegedly touched her inappropriately and masturbated in a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus, the Delhi Police announced a reward for any person who gives any information about the accused.
Last week, the girl had shared her ordeal with the media.
"I took the bus somewhere between 2.30 pm and 3 pm. I was on the ladies seat. A man aged over 50 sat next to me. He tried to touch my waist with his elbow and suddenly began masturbating." - DU student to ANI
“I did not realise what was going on, I just thought the seat was moving. I made a video at that time to make sure what the guy was doing,” she told reporters.
“I raised an alarm, but no one responded,” the student alleged, adding that the other passengers in the bus did nothing to help. “I yelled at the man but no one said anything,” she said, adding that the man disembarked at IIT-Gate.
The student told ANI that the incident occurred on 7 February when she was on her way back from college. She approached Delhi’s Vasant Vihar police to lodge an FIR on 10 February.
"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." - DU Student to ANI
Soon after, Chief of Delhi Commission for women, Swati Maliwal, tweeted that she had spoken to the SHO in this regard.
Had seen her shocking tweet and assisted her in getting FIR filed. That act caught on video was too sick. Worst is no one in bus came to her aid. Had called SHO Vasant Vihar to ensure imm arrest. This man is a danger to society and shud b given strong punishment! https://t.co/AMH0k4Ckva— Swati Jai Hind (@SwatiJaiHind) February 12, 2018
(With inputs from ANI)
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