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KOLKATA: A young woman coming home from work in Salt Lake Sector V was allegedly molested by a passerby on Tuesday night.
The girl, but confronted her tormentor, slapped him as he fled, she found his name out of local sellers and lodged a police complaint after which he was detained.
The episode occurred at College More in Sector V as soon as the girl, a BPO worker, was walking back from workplace with a colleague about 7. 10pm.
“The guy, while walking past me brushed his hands against my personal components and attempted to catch me by my arm. I was shocked because he tried to grab my bag before attempting to walk off. I chased and slapped him and threatened to call the cops when he fled the area. However, I’d detected his face and has been solved to submit a complaint,” the girl told me on Wednesday.
The girl, a resident of Shyambazar in north Kolkata, subsequently approached some local street sellers who had been witness to the episode and they told her name and area of their tormentor who dwelt at a nearby shanty.
The girl reached the Digital Advanced Police Station and educated that the cops about the issue after which she had been requested to compose a criticism as the officers sent a group to probe in the topic. The group returned soon with the guy, Babu Halder, who had been detained after the girl identified her as the tormentor.
The girl further promised she was plagued by the cops who left her compose a complaint several days before finally accepting exactly the same. Senior officials of Bidhannagar Commissionerate nevertheless said timely action was taken along with the alleged molester was reserved under applicable sections. “The girl had been dealt by a lady officer. She had been asked to rewrite the criticism simply to ensure all of the details were so and aptly said,” said an officer of this commissionerate.
The youth has been reserved under IPC sections 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (phrases or expressions meant to insult a lady’s modesty).