Giving a fitting lesson to misconduct in public, two sisters thrashed three eve teasers aboard a bus in Rohtak on Sunday. The three men reportedly assaulted the two girls when they objected to eve teasing. The girls in turn did not lose heart and retaliated by thrashing the assailants with their belts.
However, the incident caught on camera shows that no other passenger present in the bus came to the rescue of the girls.
Police has registered a complaint against the three men but no arrests have been made so far.
Recalling the incident, one of the two girls said that the men tried to molest her sister to which they protested. Though she also added that after they fought back by beating the men with the belts, the two sisters were thrown out of the bus.
Women rights activists have come down heavily on the Rohtak incident. “It’s an offence under Sec 354a. This is a non bailable offence. The culprits must be arrested immediately. The people in bus did not come to the help of the girls. We need to amend the law that those who don’t help the victims of molestation should also be punished,” said women rights activist Abha Singh.
Responding to the incident, National Commission for Women chairperson Lalitha Kumarmangalam said, “I would like to congratulate the girls and ask the authorities to take appropriate action. Few girls have the guts to take on the molesters. The government should take action. I would appeal to every Indian to come forward and help.”