Man masturbates on woman, hurls abuses outside metro station in Gurugram

Published: Jun 19, 2019, 10:04 IST | mid-day online desk |

The woman had approached the Gurugram police on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter

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Gurugram police have registered a case against an unknown person after a woman alleged that a man masturbated on her on June 14 on the escalator which leads out of the HUDA City Centre Metro station.

The woman had approached the Gurugram police on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

"A woman had tweeted to Gurugram police on Monday that a man harassed her on June 14 at Huda City Centre Metro Station premises. A case has been registered in connection with the case and investigation is underway," Gurugram SP Crime Shamsher Singh said in a press conference.

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In her message to police, the 29-year-old woman said: "I identified the culprit in the CCTV footage. I am yet to decide whether to file an FIR as I fear for my safety and fear the consequences."

The woman narrated the incident through tweets and questioned the police on Monday about the lax security of women at Metro stations. The police asked her to come to the 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.

"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.

"I slapped him, which means something happened. Wasn't that enough to ring an alarm? We don't want free rides. We want safety which every government promises but none has been able to provide us. We fear walking out. Was 9.25 really that late?" she wrote.

According to the Gurugram police, the investigation is underway and the accused will be arrested soon.

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