In a tragically ironic turn of events, a woman worker in UP was molested inside the Women and Children’s Welfare Department office by an official of the district administration. The incident was brought to the fore after its video was shared on social media. The incident was reported from Uttar Pradesh’s Kaushambi and the victim in question is a specially abled woman. Following the video surfacing on the social media, the accused official has been arrested.
The accused official in the incident was identified as Ramnath Ram. As per Superintendent of Police Brijesh Kumar Srivastava, a complaint was filed at the One Stop Centre in the district headquarters, by a specially abled woman employee, who accused the DPO (District Probation Officer) of molesting her. The victim also alleged that the DPO had been molesting her for the last 3 years.
The woman alleged that after repeatedly being harassed by the DPO, she tried to file a complaint with the CPO, who was unreachable. Later, when the woman resisted the DPO’s molestation bids, she was fired from her job.
When she sought explanation regarding her termination, the accused man started to force himself on her and molested her, the incident being caught on camera.
The Facts of the Matter
Irony can sometimes be amusing, and often, tragic. In an incident that can clearly be put in the latter, a woman was recently molested when she was inside the women’s welfare department office. The incident was reported from Uttar Pradesh’s Kaushambi, and the victim in the matter was reported to be a specially abled woman.
The incident came to the fore after a video of the incident surfaced on social media, which clearly shows the accused, identified as Ramnath Ram, forcing himself on the victim.
What Does the Video Show (Discretion Advised)
The blood-curdling video of the incident shows the woman victim standing next to the accused with a register kept on the table. The accused man tries to hold the woman’s hand and pull her closer to him. The woman victim resists the man’s molestation bid and tries to let go. However, the accused, with a shameless smile on his face, continues to keep the hold on the victim’s hand and after much struggle, the woman is able to free herself, and goes away from the accused.
Watch the Video here (Discretion Advised):
#Womenharrasment in govt offices is a grime reality.
DPO of women and child development department #Kaushambi district, Ramnath Ram caught on camera while forcing himself on his woman colleague, who came for his signature on a file. 1/2#UttarPradesh https://t.co/r7MUgBFAji pic.twitter.com/X0zAU8hBzP
— Arvind Chauhan (@Arv_Ind_Chauhan) December 28, 2022
Accused Continued Molesting the Victim for 3 Years
According to reports, the accused in the matter is a (DPO District Probation Officer) posted in the Women and Children’s welfare department. As per the victim, the accused DPO had been molesting her for three years. When she tried to raise a complaint about the matter to the CDO, he was nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, on resisting the accused’s molestation bid, the woman was terminated.
Recently, the woman confronted the accused and sought an explanation regarding her termination, when the accused tried to molest her.
As per Superintendent of Police Brijesh Kumar Srivastava, a complaint was filed in the matter at the ‘One Stop Centre’, following which an FIR was registered at the Manjhanpur police station. As per a Republic India report, the accused has been arrested.