Gurugram, June 19 The Gurugram Police registered an FIR against an unknown youth for allegedly molesting a girl in Huda City Centre metro station on Tuesday.
The incident come to the notice of the police after the victim tweeted about the incident and also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. She has raised questions over security of women in public places like metro stations.
While confirming the incident, Gurugram Police spokesman Subhash Bokan said the incident took place on an escalator around 9.25 p.m.
“Since the matter was very serious, we have immediately registered an FIR in concerned Metro police station at Iffco Chowk. We have also contacted the victim but she is not taking part in the investigation. We have now asked the metro station manager to provide CCTV footage of the incident to find the culprit,” Bokan said.
The investigation is being led by Gurugram ACP Usha Kundu.
The victim said she slapped the accused after the incident.
The woman narrated the incident through a series of tweets and questioning the lax security for women at Metro stations. Later, she was asked by police to come to a police station to file a written complaint.
The woman said that the incident took place on June 14 at 9.25pm when she came out of a clothing store on the first floor of the Metro station.
“I was visiting a friend in Gurugram and after deboarding the Metro at the station went to a clothing store to purchase a top. After exiting the store, I was on the escalator when I felt something was wrong on my back. I turned and realised that a man masturbated on me. I was shocked, scared and traumatised. I confronted him. He flashed me and said indecent words; I slapped him,” she said.
As per her, the accused started hurling abuses at her. “I shouted and called for help, but no one came forward. There were no policemen around. He flashed me again before running away. I ran outside towards a police chowki, but found it closed,” she said.
The Gurgaon Police said the investigation is underway and the accused will be arrested soon.
“For? (Molestation), I slapped him, which means something happened. Wasn’t that enough to ring alarm? We don’t want free rides #Arvindkejriwal, #PM Modi. We want safety which every government promises but none has been able to provide us. We fear walking out. Is 9.25 PM really that late?” she tweeted.