Rohtak eveteasing: Sisters allege threat, seek police protection

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Dec 07, 2014 15:25 IST

Days after passengers of the roadways bus, aboard which two college-going girls Aarti and Pooja were molested, submitted affidavits in support of the accused the duo has written to the Rohtak inspector general of police seeking police protection while citing threat to their lives.

In a letter to the IG, the sisters said after they dared to fight back, the accused gathered support to pressure them into withdrawing their police complaint.

Pooja said they had maintained that they were molested by the accused after a quarrel over a seat in the state roadways bus and they had given same statement to the police and before the court.

In another letter to the state women commission, the duo has demanded that the commission should take cognizance of “fake” affidavits submitted by people in support of the accused. “A fair investigation can expose these persons, who claim to be travelling in the bus at the time of incident,” the complaint said.

Countering the accused’s claim of dispute over a seat, they said it all started after the boys threw a mobile number written on a piece of paper, which the sisters refused to pick.

Later, the accused clashed with them over a seat in the bus and made obscene gestures, the girls said. The complainants also urged the women commission to take note of objectionable and defamatory material being circulated on social networking sites against them.

Kirron Kher backs Rohtak girls

Member of parliament Kirron Kher has come in support of Rohtak sisters- Aarti and Pooja, who fought back alleged molesters on a Haryana Roadways bus recently. Kirron, who presided over the 28th chrysanthemum show as chief guest at Terraced Garden in Sector 33, said, “I don’t think they are at fault. I feel proud of them. They deserve to be rewarded. They have set an example for other girls as well.”

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