NEW DELHI: A Delhi University (DU) student was molested onboard a bus by a middle-aged man who was allegedly masturbating beside her and trying to repeatedly touch her waist.
"I was travelling in a crowded bus when a man sitting next to me masturbated. I was left stunned," the victim said.
I was travelling in crowded bus when a man sitting next to me masturbated. I was left stunned but then I made a video of the incident & 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:Victim pic.twitter.com/9rKw1lpbZK
— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2018
Following the incident, the victim lodged an FIR with Vasant Vihar Police station under sections 354 (sexual harassment), 354A, and 294 (obscene act in public place) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
As per the FIR, the incident took place on February 7 in the route between Vasant Village and IIT Gate.
The complainant shouted at the accused, however, "he did not understand" and the co-passengers also "ignored it," the FIR further read.
She also uploaded a video of the incident on social media.
"I made a video of the incident and posted it on social media to make people aware of the incident. People do not even consider something like this a form of sexual harassment," she added.
An investigation has, meanwhile, been initiated to nab the accused.
(With ANI inputs)