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  • 29 November 2010, 10:13

Angry women force men to do sit-ups

Delhi Metro /PA

Men caught riding in a women-only carriage on the Delhi Metro were fined - and then slapped by angry woman who forced them to do sit-ups.

A police team caught a number of men in the carriage in a surprise raid at the city's Guru Dronacharya station, reports the Times of India.

Officers fined them the equivalent of 3.50 each - and then women, furious at men repeatedly invading their carriage - took their own vengeance.

Gurgaon police commissioner S S Deswal said complaints of men getting into the reserved coach and harassing women were becoming frequent.

"We have been getting a lot of complaints from women, including the lady wardens, about eve-teasing and harassment," he said.

"As suspected, we found many male passengers in the women's coach. The moment the women saw us, they got the courage to teach the men a lesson.

"We will continue this drive and ask women NGOs to also take part. We want our young girls and women to feel confident and safe while travelling in the Metro.''

Police say that around the same time, 40-odd menforcibly entered the women's coach of another train and refused to get off, even after women commuters protested.

The train was held up at Hauz Khas station for more than half an hour and police had to be called in. Two of the group were arrested and charged.