Two persons sustained injuries after a group of boys attacked them for objecting to the teasing of teenaged girls in Kurali on Thursday.
Irked over the incident, residents blocked the road resulting in a four-hour jam and demanded action against the eve-teasers. In quick action, police suspended head constable Kamajeet Singh, who was accused of letting off one of the eve-teasers.
The incident occurred at about 8 am on Thursday morning, when Manoj Kumar and Sunil Kumar came to drop their schoolgoing daughters at Shikhandi chowk in Kurali after they complained of being teased by some boys for one week.
"The girls of our locality, who catch the bus from the chowk, complained of being teased by a few boys. For the last one week, the boys had been troubling the girls and even on Thursday, when we accompanied our daughters, they misbehaved with them. When we objected, a group of 12 to 15 boys attacked us," said Sunil Kumar in his statement to the police.
"The boys, who are residents of Kurali, are a part of a group that roams aimlessly in the area and troubles the girls by passing lewd comments. At first the girls ignored their advances but when they started misbehaving, they informed their parents. We accompanied our girls only to tell these boys to mend their ways," said Manoj Kumar, who was injured in the attack.
Irked over the incident, the residents demanded immediate arrest of those involved in the attack. The situation was defused only after SAS Nagar SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar assured of strict action against the eve-teasers.
"We have rounded up a few suspects and hunt is on for the attackers. A case for attempt to murder has been registered against Sagar, Vicky, Rahul, Chandan, Sunny, Ashu and few other unidentified persons," said the SSP.
"We have placed one head constable under suspension after he was accused of letting off one of the eve-teasers even though he was caught by the eyewitnesses," added Bhullar, who camped at Kurali to personally monitor the situation.