A brave woman in Delhi caught hold of a man by the collar and took him to a police station but not before slapping him. The woman punished him for making obscene comments in a crowded market in west Delhi.
The incident took place on February 25 when a group of four-five men began harassing the woman who was just walking with her friend in the busy Ghaffar Market in Karol Bagh.
When the group of men began following her, the woman and her friend reportedly got into a cycle-rickshaw to avoid them. However, the men did not back off and followed the rickshaw making lewd comments. The woman then reportedly stepped down from the rickshaw and began slapping one of the men. Meanwhile, a crowd gathered, and the woman dragged him by the collar to the nearby police station and filed a complaint.
Two men from the group identified as Manish and Abhishek are arrested by the police. Both are from Charkhi Dadri in Haryana, around 100 km from Delhi, as per reports.
Just a couple of months ago, a shocking CCTV footage showed two women, including a journalist, molested inside the ITO Metro station. The man was inebriated, who passed lewd comments at her and then touched her inappropriately, claims police reports.
This is not the first time such incidents occur in the national capital. As many as 3,273 molestation cases were reported last year, according to the statistics shared by Delhi Police.
At least five rape cases were reported on an average every day in the city, as per a Delhi Police data of 2017. However, the number of reported rape cases reduced from 2,064 in 2016 to 2,049 in 2017. While the cases of eve-teasing have also declined from 894 in 2016 to 621 last year.
A host of initiatives for women’s safety have been taken by the Delhi Police since it was a priority for them, said Delhi Police chief. “Under the banner of ‘Sashakti’, extensive self-defence training was given by our trainers and around 2 lakh girls were covered in 2017,” said Amulya Patnaik, the police chief.