The Delhi Police on Friday received a complaint of molestation by a female journalist who alleged being “groped and pinched” by some unidentified persons during a Youth Congress protest held at Jantar Mantar.
“We have received a complaint from the reporter. We are in the process of registering a case of molestation and launched investigation. No one has been named by the complainant,” said a senior police officer.
According to a report in The Hindu, the police have registered a First Information Report based on her complaint.
The journalist, working with an English news channel, took to Twitter to narrate the incident.
She further spoke about the victim blaming attitude of some people.
Reactions to me saying I got molested–1.why the hell did you enter the crowd?2. Why didn’t you turn around and slap the guy who did it?— Aneesha Mathur (@AneeshaMathur) August 10, 2017
Thanks folks.. I didn’t know walking into a crowd was an invitation to molest me. And who exactly was I supposed to hit in that crowd??— Aneesha Mathur (@AneeshaMathur) August 10, 2017
The national spokesperson of Youth Congress Amrish Ranjan Pandey said someone in the crowd “took advantage of the situation”.
He added that his outfit condemned the incident and will “extend all the help” to the journalist to ensure that the guilty was punished.
On Thursday, the Youth Congress had organised a protest against BJP-led National Democratic Alliance called ‘Bharat Bachao Andolan’. The protest, they said, was an integrated demonstration to save democracy in the interest of women’s safety, farmers, soldiers, traders, the middle class affected by price rise, Dalits and minorities, and against mob lynching.