Siliguri, 5 March : Siliguri city is junction of North East as well as Hills where several people visit everyday for their works. A most embarrassing situation was faced by a lady from Sikkim whose Live! video is going viral on Social Media where she’s alleging a man wearing Red Shirt touched her improperly while she was on her way through the shopping complex.
Lady’s brother who was accompanying her came in support where he’s seen defending her by asking miscreant to apologies but man denies in the video.
With a lame excuse man escapes from the spot later, in the incident reportedly took place on Saturday, victim woman is heard saying the pervert touched the hips below the waist.
What law say regarding ‘Outraging Modesty of Woman’ Inappropriately touching ?
Inappropriate touching of a woman is a violation of her bodily integrity and is considered a crime under the Indian Penal Code. It falls under the category of sexual assault and is punishable under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code.
According to the section, any intentional physical contact with the intention of outraging a woman\’s modesty is considered a crime. This includes touching of private parts or making any sexually suggestive gestures.
If a person is found guilty of such an offense, they can be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with a fine, or with both.
It is important to remember that sexual assault is a serious offense, and it is crucial to report any such incidents to the authorities immediately. It is also essential to create a safe environment where women can speak up and seek help without fear of stigma or judgment.
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