The accused, who is yet to be arrested, also snatched her phone before fleeing the spot.
New Delhi: In a horrific incident, a 32-year-old professor was allegedly molested by a man who also masturbated in front of her, the heart of the national capital, on Thursday afternoon.
The police said that the incident took place when the woman had gone to the terrace of the office in the afternoon. The accused, who is yet to be arrested, also snatched her phone before fleeing the spot.
“During my break at 1.30 pm, I went to the terrace of the building and was talking on my phone. I realised that a man in his mid 20s had followed me to the terrace. He was constantly staring at me while I was on the phone. I asked him whether there was a problem and he said there wasn’t. But he did not leave. He abruptly came in front of me and pointed at my breasts. Suddenly, he unzipped his pants and masturbated in front of me,” the complainant said.
When the woman attempted to run past him, he blocked her way. The accused then grabbed the woman and groped her. “I made another attempt to run out from there and somehow managed to reach the door of the terrace, but the molester had bolted it while coming up. I pushed him against the door. He then snatched the mobile phone, jumped on to an adjacent terrace and fled,” added the woman.
After listening to her screams, some people from the building gathered at the spot. A CCTV camera installed in the building has captured the man following the victim but his face is hidden under a hoodie.
The professor has lodged an FIR under Sections 354 (criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 342 (wrongful confinement), 356 (theft), and 379 (punishment for theft) of the IPC at the Connaught Place police station. The victim recorded her statement in front of the magistrate under Section 164 of the CrPC on Friday. The accused is still on the run.