Woman research scholar harassed by drunk men in DU campus

New Delhi: A woman research scholar of the University of Delhi was harassed by a group of inebriated men, who were allegedly consuming alcohol inside the premises of its Arts Faculty campus, police said on Sunday.

The incident took place around 4.30 PM on Thursday when the woman, who is pursuing PhD at the Department of Hindi in DU, was sitting outside the canteen which is located inside the Arts Faculty and spotted the men consuming alcohol openly.

“Suddenly, they approached the woman, trying to strike a conversation. When she did not show any interest, they collected some rain water in a glass and spilled it on her. When she objected, they started misbehaving with her,” a police official said.

In her complaint, the woman alleged, while the security guards in the Arts Faculty were nowhere to be seen, the canteen owner tried to intervene and stop the men, but failed.

The group then turned vulgar and started abusing her. The woman called up the police control room but by the time the officers arrived, the men fled the scene in a car, whose number the complainant had noted, the official said.

The police later registered a case under IPC Section 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) in connection with the matter, the official said.

“We have zeroed in on the group and the accused will be arrested soon. We are also likely to take up the issue with the University with regard to security measures,” the official added.