A 26-year-old Delhi Police constable, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, molested a minor girl at central Delhi’s Mandir Marg, while routinely patrolling his beat on Friday evening.
“A case of molestation has been registered and the accused has been placed under suspension,” said KC Dwivedi, additional CP (New Delhi). Sources said the incident occurred between 9 and 11pm on February 10, when the victim was walking back home. She lives in a slum cluster on the ridge road and helps her domestic help mother earn a living.
“She was coming from a small market nearby when Tomar, who was alone and out on patrolling duty on foot, saw her and asked her to stop,” a senior police officer said.
The girl, a source claimed, complied and walked-over to Tomar, who was reeking of alcohol, and started asking her ‘irrelevant questions’ in a bid to ‘scare and restrain her longer than necessary’.
“When she tried to walk away after answering his questions, Tomar grabbed her by the arm and molested her. He then walked away and went back to patrolling his beat as if nothing had happened, while the girl went crying to her parents,” the officer said.
A case was formally registered and Tomar was placed under suspension on Saturday.