New Delhi: A sexual harassment case was lodged against 2 Congress MLAs of Madhya Pradesh on Friday, after woman passenger’s husband complained of harassment while being on an overnight train journey.
Husband Prafull Sharma took to Twitter and tweeted series of posts, complaining about inebriated state of the group which included MLAs and how their nuisance inside the train was posing a threat to his wife & newborn baby’s safety.
He also informed via Twitter that 2 people in the group were MLAs from Satna & Anuppur districts. He also tagged the Railway Minister & PMO and sought immediate help for the safety of his wife & kid.
The man in his profile describes himself as a lawyer.
The Madhya Pradesh legislators were reportedly drunk when they boarded the train and used abusive language against the woman who was travelling with her baby. The MLAs behaved indecently and harassed the woman intentionally.
Local media reported that action was taken against the MLAs based on the tweets and then a formal complaint by the woman. It also named Kotma MLA Suneel Saraf and Satna MLA Siddharth Sukhlal Kushwaha as the legislators who were booked.
The woman in her complaint said that at around midnight, Siddharth Kushwaha and Suneel Saraf were having dinner in front of her and were continuously using foul language to which she didn’t object as they were drunk.
“Then one of them touched my shoulder & offered food. I didn’t utter a word but again they touched me. I request them to don’t do this but they kept abusing me & didn’t’ stop,” she said.
The incident happened when the woman passenger was travelling from Rewa to Bhopal district of MP in Rewanchal Express.
The Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel got into action after the barrage of tweets alerted the administration.