HARASSMENT

08.28.13

India’s Undercover Policewomen Fight Rape

Took action against 88 men.

Guys, watch your backs. Female police officers in one Indian city are so fed up with sexual harassment that they are going undercover to stop it. Jyotipriya Singh, a superintendent in Kolhapur, started a program last week to crack down on loiterers around city streets and on college campuses. The group of both female and male plainclothes officers gave warnings to 88 men or their parents, or alerted local police for further action. “If we can prevent molestation with this drive, I think we can prevent a future rape,” Singh says.