A 25-year-old woman from Manipur was allegedly misbehaved by a man in North-West Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar area on Sunday night
The woman alleged that when she objected, he spat on her and shouted Corona before escaping in his two-wheeler, Indian Express reported.
DCP (northwest) Vijayanta Arya said they have registered an FIR and trying to identify the accused.
On the basis of her complaint, an FIR has been registered under section 509 of the IPC at Mukherjee Nagar police station and police has started scanning all the CCTV camera of the area to ascertain the identity of the accused with the help of his white colour two-wheeler.
“She has stated in her complaint that she was passing through a dark stretch when a man, appeared to be in his early 50’s, passed lewd comments on her. When she objected, he spat on her and managed to escape after shouting Corona,” the newspaper quoted a senior police officer as saying.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked the Delhi police to take strict action against the culprit who was responsible for spitting tobacco on the woman.
A picture of the woman with tobacco stains on her T-shirt had also gone viral on social media.
“Am shocked to read this. Delhi Police must find the culprit and take strict action. We need to be united as a nation, especially in our fight against Covid-19,” Kejriwal tweeted.