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Two Manipuri girls molested near DU

Two girls from Manipur were allegedly molested and threatened by 25 inebriated youths near Delhi University on Saturday night.

delhi Updated: Jan 07, 2008 12:04 IST


In a case reminiscent of the recent molestation of two NRI women in Mumbai, two girls hailing from Manipur were allegedly molested and threatened by about 25 inebriated youths near Delhi University.

The incident took place at a cybercafe owned by one of the girls in north Delhi's Gandhi Vihar locality at around 9 pm on Saturday night. But police have so far refused to register a complaint, the girls said.

The girls, who are sisters, alleged that a crowd of about 25 men came to the shop and started showering abuses and even physically attacked them and their brother.

The youths, who also threatened to burn the shop, said women from the North-East were spreading "immorality" in the capital and asked them to leave the place, the sisters claimed.

A senior police official said the chain of events started around 7.30 pm when the 18-year-old younger sister went to a nearby market to buy vegetables.

Two men on a motorcycle started passing lewd comments and tried to molest her, the girls said. She resisted their attempts and narrated the incident to her elder sister.

Half an hour later, two youth came to their cyber cafe and entered into a heated argument with them. The girls claimed that the men also beat them up before leaving the spot.

"On Saturday my sister had gone to the market, while returning back home she was followed by two men who started passing lewd comments. I first ignored it when she narrated the incident but after some time two men came and started abusing us," the elder sister told.