A 26-year-old Northeastern woman fought a man who tried to molest her and got him arrested in south Delhi’s Khirki Extension area, police said on Friday.
The woman was going to her house from a market when she was allegedly attacked by a youth -- later identified as Ritesh -- at an isolated place of Khirki Extension area on the intervening night of August 13-14, said a senior police officer.
She fought tooth and nail with the accused and raised an alarm that attracted passersby. The woman also caught hold of the accused who was later nabbed by the cops who reached on the spot, he said.
On the complaint of the woman, a case under Section 354 A (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) was registered at Malviya Nagar police station and the accused was arrested.
The accused Ritesh was a student and lived at Kalkaji area.
The woman met the joint commissioner of police and nodal officer for the Northeast people in Delhi, Rajan Hibu who hailed her “exceptional courage”.
He also termed the woman as a “role model” for other girls adding that an appreciation letter and a reward of Rs 5,000 will be presented to her in a ceremony.