New Delhi: The man who spat at a woman from Manipur– while also hurling racial hurls at her– was on Wednesday arrested by the Delhi Police. Also Read - Delhi Facing Shortage of Oxygen, Remdesivir & ICU Beds: Kejriwal as City Registers 24k Covid Cases in 24 Hours
During the incident which took place few days ago in northwest Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar area , the man had allegedly also called her ‘corona’. Also Read - Domestic Flights: Seating Capacity to be Reduced Amid COVID Spike? Govt Likely to Hold Meeting Soon
Notably, in the wake of spread of the coronavirus pandemic, several similar incidents have been reported from various parts of the country. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Modifies Guidelines For Sunday Lockdown, Allows Public Transport At 50% Capacity
According to the police, the incident took place on Sunday night when the 25-year-old woman was on her way home in Vijaynagar, after buying grocery from the local market. While passing through a dark stretch, she was approached by a middle-aged man who passed lewd comments at her and, after she objected, spat on her and called her ‘corona’ before fleeing from the spot in his two-wheeler.
In her complaint to the police, she had stated that the man appeared to be in his early 50s. On the basis of her complaint, an FIR under Section 509 of the IPC was registered.