Senior women cops to probe Gargi college fest mass molestation

Senior women cops to probe Gargi college fest mass molestation

Agency News

New Delhi, Feb 10: Delhi police on Monday registered a case in the alleged sexual harassment of Gargi College students under relevant sections pertaining to wrongful restraint and outraging the modesty of women.

A senior woman police officer will conduct a detailed probe into the matter. The police proceeded on the complaint filed by the college authorities wherein the Additional DCP South Gitanjali Khandelwal will supervise the probe that will be conducted by senior inspector Pratibha Sharma of the Crime Against Women cell of the South District who has been designated as the Investigating Officer for the case, the police said.

The Additional DCP of South District who has been designated as the Inquiry Officer will closely study all the angles and aspects of the case, the police added. The incident took place during the three day college fest that began on February 4, and it was on Friday that about a 100 unidentified men allegedly entered the college premises by crashing the gate and scaling walls and misbehaved with the students and allegedly groped the girls and sexually molested them. Meanwhile, Delhi Commission for Women Swati Maliwal also visited Gargi College has written to the DCP South taking suo-moto cognizance of the matter.

Several students of the college have come forward and posted the ordeal on the social media alleging that several men were outsiders and were drunk. According to them, these men allegedly groped, molested and assaulted the girl students who were present at the fest. It has also been alleged that the drunk men reached the girls toilets and locked it from outside.

Further, the students have informed that those men entered the campus around 4:30 pm and they continued to harass the girls till 9 pm. The police has maintained that the Police Control Room (PCR) did not receive any call that night. (UNI)