Delhi Shame: Man Caught Masturbating in DTC Bus, DU Student Posts Video

Cases of Molestation are not very new to the people of India. If you are a woman, you must have always been in a situation where some shameless guy made you uncomfortable in a public transport. Not all men are the same, but most men never miss out a chance to take advantage of the crowded situation by pushing, touching and groping the female passengers. The problem is very common and reserved seats and coaches for females is just a temporary way of government to get away with the problem. But the current incident has put up a serious question on the security of women in the national capital.

The incident is of the Vasant Vihar area in Delhi where a middle-aged man tried to molest a 23 years old Delhi University Student by masturbating while sitting next to her. The women recorded the incident on her mobile and filed an FIR in the Vasant Vihar Police Station with the video proof. She further informed that when she raised her voice to speak against this shameless act by that man, no other passenger came to support her. The whole incident took place on the afternoon of 7th Feb around 3 PM in the orange DTC Bus on route number 774.

The lady posted the video on her Twitter account on 8th Feb. where people finally heard her voice and that tweet spread like a wildfire. People started responding to the video asking the government to take action against him but the police is still unable to identify the person. But one thing that gives a little satisfaction, in this case, is that the police have filed the FIR and the person has been charged under the sections 354 (sexual harassment), 354A, and 294 (obscene act in public place) of the Indian Penal Code. The man may get an imprisonment up to 3 years after. But this will happen only after police finds him.

The most serious issue that this incident raises is about the mentality of the crowd that was there on the bus while this shameful act was being done by that man. According to the lady, there were around 50 people on the bus, first, she recorded the man masturbating just to confirm if he is really doing it. When she got the confirmation, she confronted him and told him that he had no shame. She kept bashing the man verbally, but all other passengers just became bystanders and no one helped her or took her side. As a result, the man got off the bus without facing any problem.

The question that everyone should ask themselves here is what you would have done if you were there on that bus? What was stopping those passengers from taking part in this incident by confronting that man who committed this disgraceful act? The ignorance of the society of people is what makes such disguised people so courageous of performing things like this. This will change only when people won’t stop themselves from raising their voice when they see such things happening around them in the society.

The Voice Raiser can only provide a platform to raise your voice after such crime takes place, but you can bring the change only by raising your voice on the spot.

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