Ten youths arrested for molesting girl in Metro

first_imgKolkata: Ten youths were arrested for allegedly molesting and stalking a girl in a Metro on Tuesday. According to the victim, while she getting harassed, none of her co-passengers except a senior citizen offered her help.Sources informed that the girl is a fashion designer by profession and stays in Hoogly. She was going to Garia for work. At around 4 pm, she boarded a south-bound Metro from Esplanade. The accused youths also boarded the same Metro from there. All of them were inside the first compartment. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the girl, she was standing in the middle of the ladies and general section, very close to the second door of that compartment.When the Metro was moving, some of them brushed up against her intentionally. When she protested, all ten of them surrounded her.In the meantime, a person aged more than 60 years left his seat for the girl.”The aged man told me not to argue with the youths and let me sit in his place. But that did not stop the youths from passing lewd comments. To avoid them, I decided to get down at Tollygunge. When I was about to get off the Metro, those youths grabbed my shopping bags and tried stop me from deboarding. I somehow managed to get off,” said the victim girl. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAs she got off, those youths also followed her to the platform and surrounded her. When she asked for help, a lady Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel came forward.Sensing danger, the youths tried to flee but the lady officer gathered moreRPF personnel.Immediately, all of them were taken to the station master’s room where the girl narrated the whole thing. Following which she was asked to give a written statement. Later, Regent Park Police Station was informed.Officers from Regent Park Police Station took all of them to police station and the girl submitted a written complaint. Later all of them were arrested. The accused youth are from Baruipur area.”I was saved by the RPF and Metro personnel. Thanks to them for helping me,” said the girl.last_img

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