A disturbing video of a man allegedly masturbating on a Delhi Metro while passengers are visibly uncomfortable and moving away has gone viral on social media.
Reacting to the incident, Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal said she has issued a notice to the Delhi Police and Delhi Metro to take strict action for the ‘shameful act’.
She said, ”A man can be seen in a viral video shamelessly masturbating in Delhi Metro. It is absolutely disgusting and sickening. The accused must be arrested and strict action should be taken in the matter. More and more such cases are coming to light in the Delhi Metro and exemplary action needs to be taken against such persons so that women’s safety is ensured in the metro.”
On Friday, the Delhi Police registered a case in connection with a viral video of a man allegedly masturbating in a metro train.
According to a senior police officer, the police have taken action on their own and have filed a case under section 294 (obscene acts and songs) of the IPC. The matter was the subject of an investigation. By May 1, the DCW is requesting a copy of the FIR filed in the case and a thorough action taken report.
The DMRC, in a tweet said it will ‘intensify’ the deployment of flying squads in the metro.
”We request the commuters to conduct themselves responsibly while travelling by Metro. If the other commuters notice any objectionable behaviour, they should immediately report the matter on the DMRC Helpline detailing the corridor, station, time etc.
DMRC will intensify the number of flying squads comprising Metro and security staff to monitor such behaviour in the Metro and necessary action under relevant provisions of law shall be taken,” it tweeted.