Russian tourist molested in Vasant Kunj

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 26, 2015 03:14 IST

A 25-year-old Russian woman was allegedly molested by an auto driver on Saturday evening in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area.

The auto-driver has been arrested by the police and the victim has identified him, as confirmed by police officials.

The woman had hired the auto from Vasant Kunj to reach Green Park, where she was residing. However, the driver allegedly took her to an isolated place in Vasant Kunj and molested her, said a police officer.

The woman, according to police officers, however, resisted the accused and managed to flee the spot. “She raised an alarm and jumped out of the auto. The driver followed her but she managed to fight him off by throwing stones at him,” said a police officer.

“She was rushed to a hospital and a case of molestation was registered at Vasant Kunj police station,” the officer said. As per the victim’s statement, during her escape, several passersby saw her pleading for help, but only one came forward.

Sources claim during the incident, the victim’s hand bag fell inside the auto which helped the police zero-in on the driver. “When she tried to defend herself, the driver bit her and assaulted her,” said a friend of the victim.

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