A woman who was in a car with her younger sister, mother, and husband was eve-teased by three men in a car in South Delhi’s Chirag Delhi in the early hours of Thursday. The eve-teasers beat up the husband and misbehaved with the other two women when they protested.
All three miscreants were arrested by a police team that arrived at the scene after the victim’s family called the police control room. The accused had moved about 400 meters away from where they intercepted the family and were consuming alcohol in their car when the police caught them. A case was registered at the Malviya Nagar police station and the three were booked for sexual harassment and physical assault.
The family had left their home in Ambedkar Nagar at around 2 am and were headed to the airport to catch a flight to Mumbai, police said.
Travelling in a Maruti Swift Dzire, they had stopped near the BRT corridor in Chirag Delhi to wait for another family that was accompanying them to Mumbai.
“They had parked their car on the roadside when a car with three male occupants stopped near their vehicle. The men rolled down their windowpanes and began passing lewd comments on the woman. Their comments turned more vulgar when she (the woman) raised objections over their indecent remarks,” said a police officer.
The woman’s husband stepped out of the car to ask the miscreants to leave, leading to an argument that soon escalated into a fight. The three accused also misbehaved with the women who tried to intervene, and only left after the women apologized. The family immediately called the police control room thereafter.
“We searched the miscreants’ car on the route they had taken after committing the offense. We spotted them drinking in the car,” the officer said, adding the miscreants were residents of Chirag Delhi.
The incident occurs a day after two girls were allegedly molested and their father assaulted by two bikers in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj. The victims were out for an evening stroll when the bikers picked on them.