On Tuesday in Bangalore, people caught a 22-year-old physically challenged youth while he was trying to lure two minor girls. The man, identified as Papaiah, was caught while he was moving towards an isolated place with the girls. Same day in Bathinda in Punjab, a 25-year-old man was handed over to police for trying to kidnap and molest a 13-year-old girl. Charanjit Channi, tried to waylay the girl who was on her way to school.
In another case late on Sunday night, a 24-year-old woman was saved in Bawana in the outskirts of Delhi when her neighbours chased and caught suspects after her family raised an alarm. While one of the accused is a staff in the defence ministry, the other is a head constable in the directorate of revenue intelligence, police said.
"There have been several instances where police failed to do justice to victims because witnesses refused to cooperate. On several occasions, people preferred to remain silent even after witnessing a crime against women. But in the past few days, we have seen a rapid change in the trend which is a good sign for us," a senior police officer said.