NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a man for alleged sexual harassment against a lady passenger at Jor Bagh Metro Station on June 2. The man was arrested from Saket in South Delhi.
The incident came to light after the woman passenger had narrated the whole incident on social media after which police took cognizance and registered a case.
DCP (Railway) Harendra K Singh said that the accused is identified as Manav Aggarwal. He is a resident of Kotla Mubarakpur and lives with his parents. “He had fled to Nepal after the news of harassment came to the media,” Singh said.
The incident took place on June 2, when a woman passenger was travelling back to her home after work. When she reached Jor Bagh metro station, the accused approached her on the pretext of asking for an address.
While she was sitting on the bench at the platform, the person approached her and showed her a file on the pretext of verifying the address. When she was trying to see the file, the person thrust his private part into her face. The woman ran away from the spot and, later on, the night, posted the entire episode on social media.
After scanning the CCTV footage at all metro stations at the yellow line, a team was able to locate the perpetrator while he was entering the Sikanderpur station.
The information was shared with other team members and they conducted a local enquiry at nearby places, shopkeepers, auto-rickshaws and local residents. Based on the information collected, the house of Manav was located and raided. But it was found locked. The nearby residents said that he was not seen after June 4.
Further enquiries reveal the suspect left the country for Nepal on June 4. He was nabbed when he was returned to India.