NEW DELHI: The arrest of over 370 people and detention of around 2,400, who are alleged to be habitual eve-teasers and stalkers in just 20 days under an initiative launched by the Delhi Police, has once again thrown light on the extent of harassment women have to face in the streets of the national capital.
Areas around shopping malls, university campus and the ones with large migrant population have turned out to be the vulnerable zones with the most number of offenders held from such places, said a senior police official.
The southern part of Delhi, which happens to be a hub of posh localities, topped the list of detention with as many as 831 persons detained between August 3 and 23 for allegedly harassing woman on streets, said sources in the Delhi Police.
“After detention, the police calls up their parents and get them counselled by NGOs, religious leaders and social workers. They are made to promise that they shall not repeat such offence, before they are released,” according to the Delhi police official.