NEW DELHI: Voicing concern over rise in crime against women in the national capital, a Delhi court has sent a youth to one year in jail for attempting to kiss a woman near a metro station here.
Metropolitan Magistrate Ekta Gauba refused to release 22-year-old convict Govind on probation considering that he has committed a "heinous" crime.
"In view of the fact that in this case, Govind while walking on the road, just before Rajouri Garden Metro Station, although being a stranger to the victim, attempted to kiss the victim and was caught red handed and in view of the fact that offences against women are on the increase in the city and it is a serious public order problem if young boys are attempting to kiss unknown young girls while walking on public roads, Govind does not deserve the benefit to be released on probation," the court said.
The court awarded one year jail term to the convict and asked him pay a fine of Rs 1,000 which would be given as compensation to the woman.
According to the prosecution, the incident took place on the evening of December 6, 2014 when the woman was going towards Rajouri Garden Metro Station from her house and the youth tried to touch her cheeks and kiss her.
The woman, however, stopped him and slapped him. He was subsequently beaten by passersby. She called the police and Govind was arrested.
During the trial, Govind denied the allegations levelled against him and claimed that he was falsely implicated in the case by police officials.