A 22-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh was allegedly molested by schoolboys in the New Friends Colony area of southeast Delhi, on Thursday afternoon.
The girl was reportedly harassed around 3 pm on Thursday, when she was on her way home from Jamia Milia Islamia University after attending classes. The girl lives in a rented accommodation.
The girl was going past Chandrashekhar Government Boys High School near the university, when she was teased.
“She was in a rickshaw when some schoolboys passed lewd comments. When the victim went inside the school premises to complain, she was surrounded by more students, who teased her,” said a police officer on condition of anonymity.
Police said the victim was traumatised after the incident and she did not complain the same day.
On Friday, the matter was brought to the notice of the vice-chancellor of the university and a case was registered on the complaint of the proctor.
Police said when the girl was walking towards the school principal’s office, some of the boys surrounded her, pulled at her clothes and verbally abused her. The victim could not register a complaint with the school authorities and had to return.
“It was a small incident. A few schoolboys said lewd things about her. We received a complaint from the university officials on Friday and have registered a case,” said Virendra Singh Chail, additional commissioner of police (southeast).
On Friday, HT had published a news report about the Commissioner of Police YS Dadwal advising his men to adopt a ‘zero tolerance policy’ so far as crime against women from northeastern states was concerned.
Police said the boys had not been identified but they were from classes VI-VII. “We have not apprehended anyone so far but are trying to identify the boys; we would take the girl’s help in identifying them.”