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‘Stalker’ slaps woman at Metro station

According to Rajbala, the station house officer (SHO) at women’s police station Sector 51, the woman told the police that the accused had been allegedly stalking her for some time and followed her to work.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 28, 2018 15:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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A case has been registered against the accused, who is yet to be arrested.(AFP)

A 27-year-old psychologist was allegedly slapped by a man, who had been stalking her, at a Metro station in Gurugram, said police on Monday.

According to Rajbala, the station house officer (SHO) at women’s police station Sector 51, the woman told the police that the accused had been allegedly stalking her for some time and followed her to work.

“The accused called the woman on her mobile phone around 11.20am on Saturday, seeking assistance in finding work. The woman ignored his request,” said inspector Rajbala, who uses her first name.

The police said that when the woman reached Guru Dronacharya Metro station later that day, she saw that the accused was waiting for her near the platform.

“After an argument, the accused held her arm and slapped her. He also threatened to kill her,” said Rajbala.

A case has been registered against the accused, who is yet to be arrested, under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 354 D (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code at the Women’s police station in Sector 51.

In the FIR, the complainant said that she had known the accused for the past five years. Police said they used to run a business together.

“I had blocked his contact on my phone about three months back. But recently, I had to unblock him to settle a debt. On Saturday, when I reached the Metro station, I saw him waiting for me. I did not want any contact with him after ignoring his request earlier in the day. After our argument, he got agitated and slapped me,” she wrote in the complaint, which was submitted on Saturday.

Devendra Singh, assistant sub inspector (ASI), Metro police station, said after a medical examination of the victim, the complaint was referred to the women’s police station in Sector 51.

Police said the victim’s statement under Section 164 of CrPC was yet to be recorded.

First Published: Aug 28, 2018 05:28 IST