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Police Files Case After Video of Man Masturbating in Delhi Metro Goes Viral

Slamming the incident as 'sickening' and 'obscene', DCW chief Swati Maliwal demanded strict action in the matter.

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(Trigger warning: Descriptions of sexual misconduct.)

The Delhi Police on Saturday, 29 April, filed a case in connection with a video purportedly showing a man masturbating in a metro, according to multiple news reports.

On Friday, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had issued a notice to the DCP (Delhi Metro) seeking a report on the matter.

The video of the incident, which has been shared widely on social media, shows a man purportedly indulging in the "obscene act" and making everybody around him "extremely uncomfortable."

The DCW notice had also asked the Delhi Police to provide a copy of the First Information Report (FIR) along with details of any arrests made in the case by 1 May.

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"A man can be seen in a viral video shamelessly masturbating in Delhi Metro. It is absolutely disgusting and sickening. The accused must be arrested and strict action should be taken in the matter," DCW chief Swati Maliwal said in a statement.

She also said that such cases have been coming to light more often nowadays and that exemplary actions needs to be taken against errant persons to ensure the safety of women.

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