NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has detained the man who allegedly passed obscene comments at a third-year student of Delhi University in West Delhi's Tilak Nagar Sunday evening.
A senior police officer said the man was being questioned and would be formally arrested soon.
The woman had taken photograph of the man who had allegedly passed obscene comments at her, even as dozens of commuters reportedly remained mute spectators to the abuse. The girl then took to Facebook to post the man’s photograph while mentioning his alleged crime and the insensitive behaviour of other commuters.
The post has since gone viral and has been shared over 20,000 times within 15 hours of being posted.
A case in this connection was registered at Tilak Nagar police station and a hunt initiated for the accused who was identified as Dileep Singh, a resident of Paschimpuri in west Delhi. The incident had taken place around 8 p.m. on Sunday at a busy traffic intersection in Tilak Nagar. Riding a silver Royal Enfield, the accused had allegedly passed obscene comments at her.
“When I told him that I was clicking his picture and would file a police complaint against him, he posed for the photo and dared me to approach police against him. He threatened me with dire consequences if I complained about him,” the girl said in her Facebook post.
The girl said that his obscene comments were heard by at least 20 other commuters standing nearby at the traffic signal, but no one stood up for her.
Armed with his photograph and his motorcycle number, she approached the police who soon registered a case.