The Delhi Police have registered a case under section 294 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in response to a viral video that shows a man allegedly doing inappropriate action on the Delhi Metro.
The incident has caused outrage on social media, with the video being shared on Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube. The video shows a young man appearing to be ‘doing his thing’ while watching something on his mobile phone, while other commuters around him are visibly uncomfortable and moving away because of his disgusting behavior.
The incident was captured on video by another commuter, who did not intervene to stop the perpetrator but rather recorded it and shared it with the public on social media.
Reacting to the incident, the Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), Swati Maliwal, issued a notice to the Delhi Police and Delhi Metro to take strict action against the shameful act and disgusting behavior on public transport.
Maliwal termed the incident “absolutely disgusting and sickening” and demanded exemplary action against the accused. The DCW has sought a copy of the FIR registered in the matter and a detailed action taken report by May 1.
The incident is not an isolated case, as more and more such cases are coming to light in the Delhi Metro among commuter passengers. Maliwal has emphasized the need for exemplary action against such persons to ensure women’s safety in the metro.
It highlights the need for stricter laws and better policing to ensure the safety of women in public spaces. The Delhi Police and the DMRC must take proactive measures to prevent such incidents from happening in the future. It is the responsibility of the authorities to ensure that people feel safe while using public transport.
The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has intensified the deployment of flying squads in the metro to monitor passenger behavior and urged commuters to conduct themselves responsibly while traveling by the Metro.
If other commuters notice any objectionable behavior, they should immediately lodge a report with the DMRC Helpline detailing the corridor, station, time, etc. The DMRC also tweeted that they will intensify the number of flying squads comprising Metro and security staff to monitor such behavior in the Metro, and necessary action under relevant provisions of law shall be taken.
A senior police officer has said that the police have taken necessary action, and a case under section 294 of the IPC has been registered. The investigation into the matter is currently underway.
The DMRC’s statement comes in response to the incident captured in the viral video. In the video, a young man can be seen indulging in obscene acts, while people are seated near him. Some passengers left their seats and sat elsewhere, as the man continued to watch something on his mobile.
The incident highlights the need for stricter laws and better policing to ensure the safety of women in public spaces. The Delhi Police and the DMRC must take proactive measures to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.
In conclusion, the incident of a man weird behaviour on the Delhi Metro has caused outrage on social media. The DCW chief Swati Maliwal has demanded exemplary action against the accused and issued a notice to the Delhi Police and Delhi Metro.
The DMRC has intensified the deployment of flying squads and urged commuters to report any objectionable behavior. It is essential to take strict action against such persons to ensure women’s safety in the Delhi Metro. The incident highlights the need for stricter laws and better policing to ensure the safety of women in public spaces.