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Court expresses concern over crime against women

Court expresses concern over crime against women

Voicing concern over rise in crimeagainst women in the national capital, a Delhi court has senta youth to one year in jail for attempting to kiss a womannear a metro station here.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ekta Gauba refused to release22-year-old convict Govind on probation considering that hehas committed a “heinous” crime.

“In view of the fact that in this case, Govind whilewalking on the road, just before Rajouri Garden Metro Station,although being a stranger to the victim, attempted to kiss thevictim and was caught red handed and in view of the fact thatoffences against women are on the increase in the city and itis a serious public order problem if young boys are attemptingto kiss unknown young girls while walking on public roads,Govind does not deserve the benefit to be released onprobation,” the court said.

The court awarded one year jail term to the convict andasked him pay a fine of Rs 1,000 which would be given ascompensation to the woman.

According to the prosecution, the incident took place onthe evening of December 6, 2014 when the woman was goingtowards Rajouri Garden Metro Station from her house and theyouth tried to touch her cheeks and kiss her.

The woman, however, stopped him and slapped him. He wassubsequently beaten by passersby. She called the police andGovind was arrested.

During the trial, Govind denied the allegations levelledagainst him and claimed that he was falsely implicated in thecase by police officials.


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