Girl sexually harassed at PECFEST

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Amit Sharma

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 29

Close on the heels of a sexual harassment incident reported from Sector 22 where a youth, who was “pleasuring himself” in the market, entered a woman’s car, another similar incident was reported during PECFEST last evening when a PU student, who had gone to attend the fest, found a youth, who was standing behind her in the crowd, pleasuring himself. 

The police were informed and the accused rounded up. However, the victim did not file a police complaint. Sources said the victim, a PU student, had gone to watch the musical performance of Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar at the PEC University of Technology. 

The victim was standing among the crowd during the performance when she noticed a youth, who was standing right behind her, pleasuring himself. The victim reported the matter to bouncers, who were present at the fest to check hooliganism. “The bouncers ignored the incident and advised the victim to move further where seating arrangements were made,” said a friend of the victim.

The victim, however, raised the alarm and the accused was nabbed from the spot. The police were informed and the youth rounded up. 

Sources said the accused revealed that he worked at the PGI. No police action was taken as the victim refused to submit a complaint. “The police told the victim that she would have to go to the police station and complete other formalities after which she decided not to file a complaint,” said the victim’s friend. A similar incident was reported earlier this week when Ashok Kumar, a resident of Talaiya village in Fatehgarh Sahib district, was arrested by the police on October 24 after he undressed himself in front of a woman and started pleasuring himself outside Aroma Hotel in Sector 22. 

The accused also entered the victim’s car and molested her while she was trying to drive away from the parking lot. The victim raised the alarm after which passersby nabbed the accused and handed him over to the police. 

News Courtesy : TOI,Tribune

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