A female journalist working with a national news channel was allegedly harassed by four persons while she was returning from an assignment in Andrews Ganj area of south Delhi. The incident happened on Wednesday evening when the reporter was returning from Dhaula Kuan after the assignment and heading to her office in Noida.
The police said they have arrested one of the accused. The four persons, who were in a vehicle, kept pace with her office cab and passed lewd comments and harassed her throughout her journey from Dhaula Kuan to Andrewsganj, a senior police official said. He said the accused started following her in their vehicle from near Hyatt Hotel at around 7.30 pm.
Here is the journalist narrating her ordeal:
Initially, she tried to avoid them but they sang vulgar songs and made obscene gesture towards her, police said. At the Andrewsganj bus stand, she took out her camera and mike which scared the accused and three of them fled while driver of the vehicle, Puneesh, was caught on camera and arrested by the police on her call to PCR.
A case under IPC sections 354-D (stalking) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) has been registered at the Defence Colony police station and efforts are being made to nab the other accused, they said.
Later, the journalist tweeted the photographs of the accused in their vehicle and captioned it as “Meet these brave hearts of the national capital, fearlessly passes lewd comments & gestures @ prime locations.Heroes!(sic)”. She termed commuting on Delhi roads as “nightmare”.