In yet another case of molestation, 11 youth were arrested from Center Stage Mall for physically abusing a woman late on Monday night.
According to the police, 11 friends had come to the mall to watch a movie and seven of them were found to be drunk.
Those arrested were identified as Jawed Mallik, Mohd Wasim, Mohd Nazim, Saqim, Aarif, Sahid Mallik, Samar, Ubaid, Aqeel Khan, Abdul Kalam and Jahangir. The accused are residents of Jamia Nagar and Okhla in Delhi.
“The men had come to watch a movie at Wave Cinema, located on the third floor of the Sector- 18-based mall. The brawl started after the movie ended and they started chasing a woman after misbehaving with her,” said a police officer.
“The victim had come to the mall with her family. She also suffered some injuries in the ensuing struggle. The accused also argued with the security guards at the mall. When the mall management was informed about the ruckus, they immediately informed the Sector 18 police post. A police team was sent to the spot and all the men were arrested,” the officer added.
The Noida police, however, could not register a molestation or assault case.
The victim’s refused to lodge a complaint for the fear of maligning his daughter’s image.
The accused were booked for resorting to violence under the influence of alcohol.
The mall authority, on the other hand, denied that such an incident took place inside their premises.
“The youth were arrested outside the mall, near the Sector 18 Gurdwara. No violence took place inside the mall or in the cinema hall,” said Abhijit Choudhary, security head of Center Stage Mall.