On a busy Kalina, Santa Cruz road, an unnamed girl was attacked, and yet onlookers ignored her. So did the local police, who were reluctant to file an FIR. Instead, they registered a non-cognisable offence (NC) which didn’t even mention molestation. The Mumbai based Manipur girl lives in Kalina, was attacked in the later evening.
“He hit me, then kicked me in the abdomen. When I tried to resist, he molested me and tore my clothes. He began to hit me again, and I fell down”
Then he grabbed my hair and dragged me by it on the street for a few metres,” She told Mid-Day. “I was shouting for help, so that someone would come forward and stop the man who was beating me mercilessly, but no one came forward.” But the public ignored her completely.
“Because of our North-East facial features, people believe that we are from China or Nepal. Because of this discrimination, no one came to my sister’s rescue,” she said.
At the local Vakola police station, Sub-Inspector Sanjay Pawar, assured her that action would be taken. The complaint was written in Marathi, and only later did she realise that it wasn’t even an FIR. “Later, I figured out that he hadn’t even mentioned the entire crime in detail in the complaint,” she added.” Instead, the complaint cited Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult) of the IPC. Later, the girl and her sister found from the police that her attacker had fled to Bangalore. Hoping that justice is delivered sooner than later.
( Source : Midday )