Ggn woman stalked by unidentified men in SUV
Lapses in standard operating procedures have begun emerging in the latest stalking incident where a 25-year-old woman professional was chased more than three kilometres on late Sunday night.
The daring incident that is being compared to the high profile Chandigarh stalking incident – which involved Vikas Barala, the son of the Haryana unit president of Bharatiya Janata Party, and his friend – occurred just three days prior to the molestation incident in Gurugram.
The Gurugram incident was unlike Chandigarh incident, as the complainant was quick to get in touch with the police officials who were able to rescue her, the young woman professional was fortunate to escape the incident.
According to the complainant's husband, his wife tried getting in touch with the police by dialling 100 but there was no response by any personnel.
The woman did not know about the alternate number of 0124-2221601 and 1091 women helpline number to get in touch with the law enforcement officials.
There was also no PCR vehicle present in the busy stretch of Sector 18, Sirhaul Chowk, Old Delhi road and the Sector -14 area where woman was chased by men in their SUV'S.
The woman complained that the men tried intimidating her by passing lecherous remarks at her several times and pestered her repeatedly to stop her scooty in which she was travelling.
There was also a delay in filing of complaint as there was confusion among the police stations of Sector- 14 and Sector -18 that which station should pursue the case.
Finally, the case was registered at Sector-18 Police Station under Section 354 (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code.
After facing various hurdles, the woman and her husband had to visit the Commissioner's office to register their complaint.
Ironically, these blunders have also been reported from the area which os not far away from the place where, just few months ago, a young woman from the North East was also followed by unidentified men.
Commenting on Wednesday night's incident, Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar stated that all the lapses that have been reported will be looked into by his team.
The senior police official also highlighted that a special team is formed to get hold of the culprits and the process of surveying the CCTV's was being undertaken.