As­sault by sub-in­spec­tor’s son: Two more held for woman’s mo­lesta­tion

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Gurugram / Delhi - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htre­porters@hin­dus­tan­ ■

Hours af­ter the 21-year-old son of a Delhi Po­lice as­sis­tant sub-in­spec­tor was ar­rested af­ter he was pur­port­edly seen thrash­ing a woman in a video that went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia, po­lice ar­rested two oth­ers on mo­lesta­tion charges in the same case.

Po­lice said the two men were present on the spot when the video was be­ing recorded.

The po­lice of­fi­cer’s son, Ro­hit To­mar, was ar­rested on rape, mo­lesta­tion and as­sault charges on Fri­day af­ter Union home min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh in­ter­vened and di­rected the Delhi po­lice com­mis­sioner to take ac­tion.

Hours af­ter To­mar’s ar­rest, the two other men -- Ali Hasan (24) from Tilak Na­gar and Ra­jesh (30), a res­i­dent of Vikaspuri, were ar­rested on Fri­day night.

Deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (Dwarka), Anto Alphonse said both of them were booked un­der sec­tions 354 for out­rag­ing a woman’s mod­esty and 509 for mak­ing ges­tures or acts in­tended to in­sult the mod­esty of a woman.

“The two men were found in­volved in the act. While Hasan was found to be the owner of the call cen­tre at Hast­sal Road where the video was recorded, Ra­jesh worked as a peon and pantry boy in the call cen­tre. Both of them were also present on the spot when the video was be­ing recorded,” the DCP said.

Of­fi­cials said Hasan had recorded the video, while Ra­jesh called the women to the call cen­tre.

On Fri­day af­ter­noon, af­ter the video was cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia, Ra­j­nath Singh tweeted, “I have taken note of a video where a youth has been seen se­verely beat­ing a woman. I have spo­ken to the Delhi Po­lice com­mis­sioner over the phone and di­rected him to take nec­es­sary ac­tion.”

Po­lice said two women, in­clud­ing in the one in the video, had filed three com­plaints against To­mar be­tween Tuesday and Fri­day.

On Tuesday, a 22-year-old makeup artist, not the woman in the video, had filed a com­plaint al­leg­ing that To­mar and his fa­ther threat­ened her. Po­lice ar­rested To­mar, but he was re­leased the next day on bail.

On Thurs­day, the same woman again ap­proached po­lice and said To­mar had mo­lested and as­saulted her, fol­low­ing which an­other FIR was lodged.

Later, the woman in the video ap­proached po­lice and ac­cused To­mar of rape.

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