According to the victim, a man groped her, unzipped his pants, and masturbated in front of her near Connaught Place.
In a horrific incident, a 32-year-old professor was molested in Connaught Place, the heart of the national Capital, on Thursday afternoon. According to the victim, she had gone to the terrace of the building when the incident took place.
The accused, who is yet to be arrested, also snatched her phone before fleeing the spot.
“During my break at 1.30 pm, I went to the terrace of the building and was talking on phone. I realised that a man in his mid 20s followed me to the terrace. He was constantly staring at me while I pretended to be on the phone. Then I asked him whether there was a problem, he said there wasn’t but did not leave. Then he suddenly came in front of me and pointed at my breasts. Suddenly, he unzipped his pants, pulled out his penis, and started touching himself,” the complainant told India Today.
When the woman attempted to run past him, the accused grabbed her and groped her.
“I made another attempt to run out from there and somehow managed to reach the door of the terrace but the molester had bolted it while coming up. I pushed him against the door. He then snatched the mobile phone, jumped on to an adjacent terrace, and fled,” added the woman.
I was on a break on the terrace, when a man started pacing in front of me, he then groped me, when I tried running away I noticed the terrace gate was bolted, he then grabbed my hand and started touching himself, I shouted after which he ran away: Victim #Delhi pic.twitter.com/ySoIio6X9a
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After listening to her screams, few people from the building gathered at the spot, however the accused had fled. A CCTV camera installed in the building has captured the man following the victim but his face was hidden under hoodie.
The professor has lodged an FIR under sections 354 (criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 342 (wrongful confinement), 356 (theft), and 379 (punishment for theft) of Indian Penal Code at the Connaught Place police station.
The victim recorded her statement in front of the magistrate under Section 164 of the CrPC on Friday. The accuse is still on run.