Man accused of molesting woman in Metro lift of Okhla arrested
After receiving a complaint from a metro passenger of being molested in Metro lift, a joint team of Special Staff Metro and PS Okhla Vihar Metro swung into action and arrested a man identified as Rajesh Kumar Koli, aged 26 years, on April 14.
Investigation is still underway, the police said.
“A PCR call regarding eve teasing was received at the police station from Okhla Vihar Metro on April 4 evening,” the police said.
“A police team then reached Jasola Apollo Metro Station where the victim met them. She then complained to the police that while she was in lift number 4 one person made his private part touch hers from behind. Hence a case under section 354 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at PS Okhla Vihar Metro Delhi was registered,” the police said.
The police said considering the gravity of the incident, a team was constituted and detailed. The team collected the CCTV footage from various locations in and around the Jasola Apollo Metro Station to check the entire episode and find out the fact as well as the whereabouts of the accused.
“One team of PS OVM was detailed to check the CCTV footage of nearby shops, offices and mall as well as parking space of Jasola Apollo Metro station whereas, another team of Special staff analysed the CCTV footage inside the metro station. On thoroughly examining the footage, some footage of the accused was identified and the victim also identified the accused. The CCTV of the entire incident was saved and procured for further investigation,” said the police.
According to the police, on the basis of footage, the photograph of the accused was also developed and shared with the police in other stations also.
The police said: “The informers were also active and efforts were made by all the staff of PS Okhla Vihar Metro and other teams to identify the accused. On April 14, input was received that the said accused was seen coming towards Jasola Apollo Metro Station and acting upon the information, a joint Team of PS Okhla Vihar Metro and Special Staff Metro kept a watch on each entrance. A boy who was coming towards Metro Station, whose face and body language matched with the photograph of the accused, and was then apprehended in the present case.”
On verification, accused do not have any previous involvement. However further verification is in the process and other details are also being collected from the concerned Police Station and CRO, the police said.
“However further verification is underway and other details are also being collected from the concerned Police Station and CRO,” the police said.
The arrested accused person is 12th pass, the police said.