New Delhi, Feb 13: In a suspected case of moral policing, a Gurugram-based communications executive of South Korean origin was molested and her colleague was assaulted by a group of five men in Gurugram’s Manesar last Saturday. The men resorted to violence after the victim and her colleague spotted the group taking photos and videos of them on a mobile camera and asked them to stop.
The 32-year-old victim is a senior communication executive with a European multinational and lives in Gurugram. On February 10, she along with her colleague had stopped opposite Manesar’s government polytechnic college on their way back to Gurugram from Jaipur. They were clicking pictures as the spot provides a vantage view of the valley ahead.
“Then these men came there. I first thought they were local guards but I found one of them making a video of us. I objected and they started manhandling us and touching me objectionably,” the woman told a newspaper. According to her colleague, who is an Indian, he had sensed danger the moment the men approached them.
“I could sense their intentions weren’t good and asked her to get back to the car. When she tried to, they tried to stop her and pulled her hand,” he recalled the horror. Based on the descriptions given by the two and after questioning local residents, the police nabbed four men — Sandeep, Vinod, Jitender and Rakesh — on Sunday night from Manesar. Mukesh, the fifth accused, is absconding.
An FIR has been registered against all accused under sections 354A (sexual harassment), 323 (causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC.