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Friday, Dec 06, 2019

Minors grope foreigner in Kolkata

Six minors between the ages of 12 and 14 surrounded and groped a young European woman in Kolkata, reports Soumen Datta.

kolkata Updated: Feb 17, 2008 02:28 IST
Soumen Datta
Soumen Datta
Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes
         

It could have been a re-run of Mumbai’s New Year Eve horror — where a gang of perverted thugs groped two NRI women outside a five-star in Juhu — had it not been for the age of the molesters in this case.

Kolkata, considered by many to be India’s “most cultured” city was shamed on Saturday after six minors between the ages of 12 and 14 surrounded and groped a young European woman. It happened on a sunny afternoon, on a road off Park Street in the heart of the city’s bustling central business district. Ironically, the foreigner is with a multinational NGO working for the rights of destitute children.

“I was shocked. The boys were aggressive and desperate,” she told the police who have registered a case.

The police were called by Hindustan Times photojournalist Subhankar Chakraborty who happened to be passing by. We have not named the victim because she did not want to be identified, though she did file a police complaint.