Man mas­tur­bates next to woman on DTC bus, held

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New Delhi: Weeks af­ter a Delhi Univer­sity stu­dent got a man ar­rested for flash­ing and mas­tur­bat­ing in front of her in a clus­ter bus near south­west Delhi’s Ka­pashera, an­other woman had a sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence in a DTC bus when her co-pas­sen­ger re­sorted to a sim­i­lar shameless act on Fri­day night.

The 22-year-old woman made the PCR call from the DTC bus on route 543 while she was re­turn­ing to her house in Vas­ant Kunj. Cops said that the bus was crowded and a 45-year-old man, iden­ti­fied as Kis­han­dutt Pandey, was seated next to her.

DCP (south­west) Deven­der Arya said that in­ves­ti­ga­tion is be­ing car­ried out.

As the bus crossed AIIMS, the woman no­ticed that Pandey had un­zipped his trousers and was touch­ing him­self. De­spite the woman protest­ing to this, the ac­cused started mas­tur­bat­ing in the bus, fol­low­ing which the woman raised an alarm. She asked the driver to stop the bus and cried for help from other pas­sen­gers.

Wit­ness­ing the com­mo­tion, Pandey tried to run away from the bus even as the woman tried to catch hold of him. He pushed her aside and other pas­sen­gers who tried to pin him. As the bus slowed down near Dhaula Kuan bus stand, the ac­cused jumped off the mov­ing ve­hi­cle.

How­ever, a po­lice con­sta­ble saw the com­mo­tion and nabbed Pandey. The woman made a PCR call and staff from Delhi Can­ton­ment poli- ce sta­tion reached the spot and ar­rested the man for mo­lesta­tion.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cers said that the woman’s state­ment has been recorded and the ac­cused is be­ing probed. Teams have taken his blood sam­ple to as­cer­tain if he was un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol or any other in­tox­i­cant. He told cops that he lives in east Delhi’s Ghazipur and works as a pain­ter there. He boarded the bus from Anand Vi­har bus ter­mi­nal. The route goes through ar­eas like South Ex­ten­sion, AIIMS, South Cam­pus, and Mahipalpur be­fore end­ing at Ka­pashera Bor­der.

The cops are also ques­tion­ing other pas­sen­gers of the bus to ob­tain the ex­act se­quence of events and are also check­ing if there was any mar­shal present in the bus at the time of the in­ci­dent.

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