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Man masturbates in front of woman in broad daylight in Delhi

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NEW DELHI — A man in Indian Capital Delhi has allegedly masturbated in front of young woman and molested her before fleeing snatching her phone in Lutyens area of India’s national capital.

According to Hindustan Times, the woman in her 32, who is a teacher at a language school in Connaught Place, had gone to the terrace for a break on Nov 30.

‘Hazy’ CCTV footage showed a young man, covering his face with the hood of his jacket, following her to the terrace.

She then started talking on the phone at 10am when a man came and started staring at her.

When she tried to walk away, he blocked her way, police said. He then groped the woman and masturbated in front of her. She, however, managed to free herself and ran towards the door that had been bolted by the accused, they said.

When she threatened to call the police, he allegedly masturbated, the woman said on Saturday. When the woman screamed at him, he made an obscene comment before snatching her mobile phone. The man escaped to another terrace .

“He then stepped over to the adjoining terrace and escaped. I could not recognise the man, but it seemed like he knew the place well,” said the woman.

A case was registered at the Connaught Place police station at the woman’s complaint, but police have failed to make any breakthrough.

Despite the woman describing the suspect’s facial features in detail and the availability of a ‘hazy’ CCTV footage of the hooded man, the police said [Saturday], 48 hours after the crime, the suspect’s identify was still not known.

The incident occurred just hours before the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data reinforced that Delhi is the most unsafe for women city in India.

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Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

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MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.

The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.

There were no other candidates.

Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.

“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.

“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.

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