A not-so brilliant street harasser who solicited two under cover policewomen during an anti-street harassment sting in New Delhi, India, has been convicted of “outraging the modesty of women,” and may face up to a year in jail, plus a fine. I’m not a fan of the description of the crime (women are not modesty but we do deserve respect, men do, too), but the outcome is refreshing.
Via MSN India:
“Metropolitan Magistrate Shunali Gupta convicted Haryana resident Vinod under Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for outraging the modesty of women, saying, ‘From the evidence led, prosecution has been able to prove the charges against the accused beyond reasonable doubt.’ The court, which convicted Vinod, is yet to pronounce its sentence, which may be up to one year in jail besides the fine.
The eve-teasing incident dates back to September 23, 2005, when Vinod approached the two women head constables, waiting at a bus stand in Mangolpuri police station area. Vinod stopped his scooter near the bus stand and began uttering indecent and obscene words and making vulgar gestures.
“Aaj mausam bada suhana hai, tumme se kaun chal sakti hai, usko main paise de kar khush kar dunga, mere pas jagah bhi hai (Its a nice weather today, who among you can join me for a accompany? I will satisfy you with money. I also have a proper space for the purpose),” Vinod remarked when some cops waiting in plain clothes swooped upon him and arrested him.”Share on Facebook