Three men have been arrested for harassing and misbehaving with two women outside a prominent mall in south Delhi's Saket on Monday night in an inebriated condition. All three work in a multi-national company.
The incident took place around 9.30pm when the women, and their male friend, were returning home from the mall. They were harassed by the three men who were in a Maruti Swift car.
In their complaint to the police, the women said they immediately raised an alarm and alerted the police personnel posted there. Two motorcycle-borne policemen and a PCR van stopped the car and arrested the trio.
They have been booked under Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC and Section 185 of Motor Vehicles Act for drunken driving.
The three men have been identified as Ishant, Vinay and Raja Raman — all residents of Ghaziabad and work in an MNC dealing in manufacturing of surgical and other medical equipment.
Ishant reportedly is an area manager in the company. They were produced before a Delhi court on Tuesday afternoon and were granted bail.
A senior police officer said the incident occurred in a lane at the rear side of the mall and the accused were coming from Saket after attending a common friend's party.
"The girls, who study abroad, were walking in the lane with their male friend when the car came from behind. The car halted and the occupants passed some lewd remarks," said a senior police officer.
Adding that the three were quite drunk, the police officer also said, "The victims protested after which the three occupants of the car started hurling abuses at them. The girls raised an alarm after which the patrolling staff and a PCR van intercepted their car and arrested the three men."