A girl, who was a witness in Kolkata’s Park Street rape case, was molested, chased through the streets and thrashed by the alleged molesters recently.
The incident took place on Sunday night when the victim had gone to a night club in the New Market area. At the club, three men tried to molest her. The girl ran out of the club, but she was chased through the streets by the molesters.
Desperate to save her life, the victim tried to get on to a bus. But the trio stopped the bus and pulled her out of it. The men then beat her up even as the bus passengers remained mute spectators.
The men thrashed the girl until she started bleeding following which they got nervous and fled.
In a bizarre coincidence, the victim is a key witness in the Park Street rape case that had shocked Kolkata a few months ago. The girl had come forward to help the city police arrest the alleged rapists.
Like the Park Street rape case, the accused in this case were also businessmen. They were identified as Harpreet Singh, Kunal Sabrewal and Manmindar Sabrewal. They have been arrested and remanded in police custody after being charged with attempt to murder and molestation under Sections 307 and 354 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).