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Driver held for masturbating in front of German woman

23 Jul 2017 | By Roma Das
Delhi: Driver held for masturbating at German woman

The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested a 32-year old cab driver for allegedly masturbating in front of a German national.

Reportedly, the woman who is pursuing a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, became a victim on Thursday afternoon.

While lauding the woman's efforts, senior police officers said that they were able to arrest the accused using the picture of the car.

In context: Delhi: Driver held for masturbating at German woman

23 Jul 2017Driver held for masturbating in front of German woman

ContextMan masturbated in broad daylight, leaves woman shocked

The incident took place on Thursday afternoon when the woman had taken her dog for a stroll.

The woman noticed a man staring at her and after a while he began masturbating.

She began screaming but the man drove off in his car. Thereby, the woman clicked pictures of the car and gave it to the police who eventually traced the man.

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Registration number of the car helped trace the man: Police

Tracing the accusedRegistration number of the car helped trace the man: Police

Deputy Commissioner of Police, South-East Romil Baaniya said that they traced the vehicle owner with the help of the car's registration number which was registered in the name of Anil Kumar Gupta.

Gupta further revealed that he had sold his car to someone in Haryana.

Police officers then reached the place and tracked down the accused, identified as Tarun and arrested him.

Appreciation"We see her as a hero, not a victim": Police

Lauding the German woman's efforts, DCP Baaniya said that in this case the woman was not a victim but a hero since she was brave enough to come forward and speak for herself.

Baaniya further responded saying that more such girls were needed who knew how to speak and stand up for themselves.

A case under section 294 and 509 has been registered.

CasesMasturbating publicly has become common

Cases such as that of publicly masturbating has been on the rise in recent times.

A 22-year-old Mumbai woman was flashed and masturbated at by a man on a local train earlier this month.

In another case, a 56-year-old man at the IGI airport in Delhi made 'lewd gestures' at a woman while they were on a flight from Hyderabad.

Is masturbation a crime in India?

As per the laws in the Indian Constitution, there is no law regarding masturbation. As far as any punishment is concerned, offenders can be booked under several sections of the IPC.