In a heartbreaking incident, a case was registered by Navi Mumbai police on Thursday against an IPS officer for allegedly sexually harassing a 17-year-old girl at her birthday party six months ago.
As per India Today, local police shared:
“Taloja Police in the neighboring city registered an FIR against Deputy Inspector General (Motor Transport) Nishikant More under IPC sections 354 (A) (sexual harassment) and 506 (criminal intimidation). Additionally, he has been booked under relevant sections of the POCSO Act.”
While mentioning the details of the trauma that the girl and her family went through, the complaint shared:
More and the girl’s fathers were friends. On June 5 this year, More not only gate crashed her birthday party but also demanded liquor.
But, what happened next was not only offensive but also heartbreaking.
When the cake was cut, the girl friends and relatives smeared the cake on the girl’s face.
More, who was standing next to her, allegedly scooped it up with his finger and licked it. He repeated this action several times, unmindful that he was touching her inappropriately. The entire incident was recorded on a mobile phone.
When the girl’s father confronted More and told him it was inappropriate. More sought to downplay it.
But, what was disheartening is the fact how police protected the accused by not registering the family’s complaint even though the family had eye-witness accounts and the video clip of the incident. The girl’s family told reporters that since the incident, they were trying to get an FIR registered but the police shielded More.
No arrest has been made yet, he said, adding that probe is underway.
At IFORHER, we feel saddened and disheartened how people who are expected to make our country safer for women, are themselves becoming monsters. We applaud the courage of this family, who are raising their voice against the powerful and hope they would soon get justice.