Three men accused of harassing two sisters in moving Haryana Roadways bus were arrested on late Sunday night. The accused identified as Kuldeep, Mohit and Deepak were arrested from agricuture fields of Asan village. The police said that the trio would be produced in local court on Monday.
On Saturday, failing to get any kind of help from any quarters, two college-going sisters of a village in Sonepat district gave a sound beating to three men who attempted to molest them in a bus.
The sisters, who are students in a local government college here used to commute from Rohtak to Kharkhoda daily for attending classes. The accused used to harass them in the moving bus.
According to the complaint, the sisters registered their protest against the harassment several times but none of the passengers dared to confront the well-built eve-teasers.
On Saturday, when the sisters were travelling in a bus the accused again tried to harass them. Infuriated, the girls rained blows and beat them up with belts. A fellow passenger videographed a part of the incident in which two sisters were seen raining punches and kicks on the accused. The victims also tried to get help from women helpline (1091) but to no avail, the complaint said.
Talking to mediapersons, the victims said they were expecting male passengers to come to their rescue after they raised an alarm, but none of them helped them and ironically, some even found fault with the girls over confronting the accused.
As per the police, based on the complaint of the girls' parents, a case under Sections 354 (outraging modesty of women) and 323 (voluntary causing hurt) of Indian Penal Code has been registered. No arrests were made so far, he added.
Meanwhile, state agriculture minister OP Dhankar announced to honour both girls with a prize of 31,000 each. He urged girls to fight for their honour like these victims.