A 26-year-old Manipuri student was allegedly molested in Munirka, south Delhi, on Saturday, police said. The victim, however, did not give up, caught him and handed him over to the police.
The woman, a hotel management student, said that the police refused to register a case initially and it was only after members of her community protested that it was done.
“I was returning after picking up my cousin when a man molested me. I ran after him and caught him,” the victim said.
She added that it was only after they had argued with the police for two hours that a case was registered.
“It was so shocking, being molested in such a crowded place. When I dragged him (accused) to the nearby police booth, the cop refused to take any action. He asked me to shut up,” said the victim. She added that by this time another person from her community, who happened to be nearby, rushed to her help.
The accused identified as Virendra Singh (26) has been arrested. Police said Singh works as a waiter at the nearby restaurant.
The incident was reported around 11.45 pm on Saturday when the victim was returning with her cousin who works with a hotel.
Police, however, claimed there was no delay in registering the case. “As soon as we got a call, a police officer rushed to the scene and took the accused in custody,” said a senior police officer.
A case of molestation has been registered at the Vasant Vihar police station.
“The accused told the police that since it was a crowded place he pushed me accidentally. The cops were ready to believe him,” said the victim.