There was quite a flutter at Nehru Rose Garden on Saturday morning when a young man with his face hidden in a scarf, tried to molest a woman jogger.
When the woman screamed, other joggers rushed in to help her. Surinder Jain and Yash Pal Gupta, who were in the garden at that time, said when the man saw them, he fled through the gate opening towards Tagore Nagar.
The woman was in shock after the incident. Her husband was only a few yards away from her when the man tried to molest her. He took her home after the incident.
Later, talking to this reporter, the victim said: "I was wearing golden earrings. Suddenly, a man pounced on me. I thought he was a snatcher and wanted to take away my earrings."
Other women joggers said they were concerned about their safety in the light of the incident on Saturday.
"There is an urgent need for police patrolling inside the garden during the early hours to prevent a repeat of this incident," Rose Garden Morning Walkers' Association general secretary MS Sabharwal said.
It was learnt that a Ghumar Mandi police post was set up in the garden. However, police officials denied the presence of any such police post.
Assistant sub-inspector Harjit Singh, in-charge of Ghumar Mandi police post said they were not aware of the incident, nor had they received a complaint about it.
Saturday's molestation incident is a reminder that girls and women are unsafe in the city. About a week ago, a home guard molested a girl and fled when she screamed. The girl filed a complaint with the division no 7 police station.