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Ludhiana: Girls set ablaze motorcycle after altercation with two boys

Eyewitnesses say the girls were in an inebriated condition

india Updated: May 01, 2017 10:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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Two girls set on fire a motorcycle in Ludhiana following an altercation with two boys. (PTI Photo for representational purpose )

Two girls set ablaze a motorcycle in Ludhiana on Sunday night following an altercation with a couple of boys whom they accused of ogling them , police said.

Male companions of the girls also assisted them in the crime, eyewitnesses claimed.

After the incident at the city’s Rajguru Nagar main market, the girls fled in a car with their male friends.

According to local shopkeepers the girls were consuming liquor with their friends since evening and were in an inebriated condition.

Arshdeep Singh, whose bike was gutted, said he was standing at the market place with one of his friends when the girls picked up a fight accusing them of staring at the two.

Singh claimed the male companions of the girls attacked them with bricks, forcing them to flee the area.

The girls then cut the fuel pipe of his motorcycle and set it on fire.

Singh said he jotted down the registration number of the car in which the ‘attackers’ fled and informed the police.

Inspector Sumit Sood of Sarabha Nagar police station said they are investigating the incident.

Some eyewitnesses said the male companions of the girls also assaulted some onlookers who tried to record the incident on their mobile phones.

First Published: May 01, 2017 10:15 IST