Auto-rickshaw driver held for molesting 2 journalists

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016,13:31 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | An auto-rickshaw driver was arrested in connection with the alleged molestation of two women journalists of a leading English daily in Karol Bagh here, police said.

Vishnu Dutt landed in the police net from North-East Delhi’s Nand Nagri area after a complaint was filed at the Karol Bagh police station on August 6, Deputy Commissioner of Police ¬†Parmaditya said.

The complainants, working with a leading English daily, were travelling in the vehicle when Dutt tried to assault and outrage their modesty on August 5.

He abused them and tried to take a separate and deserted route when the duo raised an alarm.

As some passersby intervened after hearing the girls’ call for help, Dutt boarded them near Hanuman Murti roundabout in Karol Bagh and fled.

An FIR under Sections 354 (molestation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC was lodged.

During investigation, efforts were made to trace the auto- rickshaw at various TSR stands and also by tracking GPS system of the vehicle which was, however, not functioning.

Police found that the owner of the vehicle, Salim, had given it on rent to Dutt who was finally arrested from his house.


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