Meerut (Uttar Pradesh): In a bizarre incident, two youths have been caught stealing women’s undergarments that had been put out to dry. This incident was caught on a camera and the two youths can be seen flicking off the undergarments from the clothesline and fleeing on their scooter.
The Sadar police have arrested the two — Mohd Romin and Mohd Abdul — who said that they stole undergarments ‘just for fun’. The police have booked Romin and Abdul under IPC sections 379 (theft) and 509 (gesture made to outrage modesty of a woman).
One Sanjay Choudhary, had filed a complaint to the Sadar Bazaar police on March 14, saying he had recorded a video of two men stealing his minor daughter’s underwear drying outside his house.
As the video landed on social media, it created a huge outpouring of anger and disbelief and many suspected that some occult practice was the motive behind stealing woman’s lingerie.
As the news spread about lingerie thieves, #PantyChorAbdul started trending on Twitter. The hashtag, though looked astounding to many but after they got a whiff of such an incident, the microblogging site saw a wave of memes and GIFs.