Boys found roaming in girls' schools and colleges in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district will have to bring their parents to the police station for counselling. As most schools have reopened, the police have revived the anti-Romeo squads with a new strategy to stop the harassment of girls and women.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Abhishek Yadav has directed that at least four such police squads should be formed. The SSP said that it is the festive season and schools and colleges have also reopened. I have ordered patrolling in different areas to nab young boys standing outside colleges and roaming the streets. These boys will be taken into custody and their parents will be called to explain.
He said the idea was to ensure parental pressure without embarrassing or humiliating young boys. These squads will also keep an eye on the markets especially during the evening hours.
Please tell that on August 26, an unknown bike rider had raped the girl. The incident was caught on a CCTV camera installed outside a shop. Later, after registering a case at the Civil Lines police station, the accused was identified and sent to jail. Incidents of eve-teasing have been reported to increase, though most of the cases go unreported.