In yet another instance of molestation, a mob of drunk men vandalised a police vehicle after they tried to make an attempt to protect a woman from getting molested on New Year’s eve in Delhi.
A video came to light on Thursday of a woman being sexually assaulted by a mob of men while she was on bike in New Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar on New Year’s Eve.
When police personnel tried to intervene, the mob turned on them and thrashed them. The men were allegedly drunk, some women police personnel were injured in the attack.
The mob also damaged police property, including a first response vehicle. The mob also later vandalised the police chowki in the vicinity.
“We were standing at the barricade when we saw two people including a woman coming on a bike. There were some 200 drunk men around and they tried to stop the bike and tried grabbing the girl. We intervened and helped the girl get away. We caught two men too,” Anil Kaushik, a constable, said.
“The drunk boys then came back with friends from a nearby restaurant and started pelting stones. We were few in number so we retreated to the Batra chowki. They then attacked the chowki and forced their way in to rescue their friends. They beat us with rods. Several women cops were injured by them too,” he said.
Earlier in Bengaluru, a CCTV footage of a young woman being groped and molested in a deserted lane of Kammanahalli area in East Bengaluru on the night of December 31 by two bike-borne assailants came to light and caused the outrage.
The chilling video of the young woman’s ordeal has incited national anger at a time when Bengaluru has been shamed over a group of women being molested at a public gathering in the heart of the IT hub on New Year’s Eve. Reports are that four have been arrested in the case by the Bengaluru Police.