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Truck drivers grope, molest two women in Gurgaon

gurgaon Updated: Jan 29, 2013 23:31 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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In a shocking incident, a group of truck drivers groped and assaulted two young women executives right in the middle of a busy Gurgaon road after their car hit a woman jaywalker on Tuesday.

Enraged over the accident, the men, who were sitting idle when the accident took place, pounced on the women executives, who work in a multi-national company, and started assaulting them in Sector 18.

Sensing trouble, an eyewitness called the local police. But the police allegedly turned up only after the caller made frantic calls to the Gurgaon commissioner of police.

Even more shocking was the attitude of the police who played down the incident, saying “it was minor scuffle between the truck drivers and the women”.

The policemen did not find any merit in pursuing the case as the “issue has been sorted out and there was no formal complaint from the victims”.

Surinder Pal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (west), said it was not a case of molestation. According to him, some people in the area were opposed to trucks being parked along the main road. They are trying to “blow the issue out of proportion”, he added.

According to an eyewitness, the incident took place around 9.30am.

“I went near the car after I heard loud screams of women. A few men caught hold of one of the women by her hair and started beating up her. Taking advantage of the melee, a few others started molesting the second woman,” he added.

The eyewitness said sometime later a woman passerby intervened to rescue the hapless women and helped them get away from the spot.

“While the assaulters jumped to punish the women for the mishap, they did not care to help the injured accident victim,” he said.

Joint commissioner of police Anil Kumar said he received a call at 9.30am from a person informing that an accident had taken place at Sector 18. “By the time the area police reached the spot, the matter had been sorted out. We did not receive any complaint from the victims.”