25-year-old journalist molested at Metro station in Delhi, accused arrested

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New Delhi: A 25-year-old journalist, and another woman, were molested by a man at a Metro station in New Delhi on Monday evening, following which the accused was arrested on Thursday, police said.

The incident occurred at ITO Metro Station premises in central Delhi on Monday when the accused, identified as Akhilesh Kumar, in an inebriated state, allegedly molested the two women and passed lewd comments, police said.

“By the time the victims informed the police, Akhilesh Kumar had fled. During investigation, five teams of police interrogated over 5,000 persons on Tuesday and Wednesday and finally traced Kumar,” news agency IANS quoted Deputy Commissioner of Police Pankaj Singh.

However, according to reports, the journalist had to go through further trauma following the incident after the CISF personnel present at the Metro station made her to wait for more than an hour at the Control Room before filing the complaint.

In fact, when Times Now reached the ITO Metro to report on the case, the CISF personnel at the station heckled and manhandled the crew.

Meanwhile, the police said yesterday that Akhilesh Kumar was arrested from his residence based on a tip-off following a raid conducted by police teams in a slum area near ITO, where he lives. Kumar is said to be working as a help in a tea stall in the area.

(With IANS inputs)

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