The protestors hung up the posters of the culprits in city thoroughfares even as an embarrassed police department is now working overtime to hunt down those involved in the crime. So far, four persons have been arrested while at least eight others are still at large.
The 17-year-old girl, who is pursuing studies in fashion designing in the national capital, was attacked when she was returning home after celebrating the birthday of her friend, a teenaged girl, at a bar. The girl was subjected to assault and molestation for nearly half an hour before being rescued by some passers-by.
The birthday girl had lost her ATM card and couldn’t settle the bills. So, they were evicted by the bar employees. But soon, she picked up a quarrel with the young men who accompanied her and started beating them up. "When the mob started building up, the four fled the place leaving behind the victim,” as said by city senior superintendent of police (SSP) Apurba Jiban Barua.
The Assam State Commission for Women has taken suo motu cognisance of the case.
“We strongly condemn this heinous crime,” the Commission chairperson Meera Barooah said. A team of the National Commission for Women is scheduled to visit the state even as Congress president Sonia Gandhi has sought a report on the incident from the Pradesh Mahila Congress.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi admitted that the law and order situation in Guwahati is deteriorating . He instructed the administration and police to monitor the bars, clubs, discos and hotels and raid them as and when required.
What is actually happening to India?the 33% reservation,the great culture etc are only seen in words,but in actual practice these are all forgotten and people are behaving like animals.The pledge saying “all Indians are my Brothers and Sisters” is seen only on National integration days or in schools,but this is not at all followed. This is an utmost shame to the country and what to say, we can only hope for a better tomorrow.
By Sreejesh K