HARYANA, India – Another video has gone viral on different social media, as it shows two sisters beating up three men on a moving bus in India. Allegedly, the three men were sexually harassing the women, when the sisters decided to stand-up and fight back.
According to BBC, police reports claimed that the men have been a******d and charged with assault.
The incident happened last Friday as the women were travelling on a bus in the Rohtak district, in northern state of Haryana. The two women are both student, age 19 and 22 years old. They were on their way home in a passenger bus when suddenly, three young men allegedly approached and misbehaved with them.
Fortunately, the incident was recorded by a passenger on a mobile phone, which was later used in the investigation.
On an interview, one of the women confirmed that the men “threatened” and “abused” them.
“One of them touched my sister inappropriately… After a heated exchange, one of the boys called his friends; asking him to beat us up. One of them beat my sister while two others caught hold of me,” she said.
Few minutes after the men started harassing them, the women said they decided to take on the attackers, as they noticed that the other passengers will not come to their help.
“No one came forward in the bus to help us. So we took out our belts in self-defense [and hit the men]. If only the other passengers had helped us, we would not have needed to retaliate in this way,” one of the women told BBC news.
After some distance, the bus stopped and the men pushed the women out of the bus, where the men attacked them again. The women narrated that they retaliated back by throwing a brick at the men. After which, the women fled the scene.
Meanwhile, police officials confirmed that they had received a call from the women on Friday afternoon. After some searching and investigation, the three men were a******d on Sunday evening.
Senior police official S Anand told the reporters that they are thinking on the possibility of filing a case against the bus driver and his helper.
“The driver was supposed to take the bus to the nearest police station. But he did not do so. The conductor also did not intervene. We are considering legal action against them,” he explained.
According to reports, public a***e of women, which is called “eve teasing,” is a rampant act in some parts of India.
“Eve teasing” makes life miserable and even dangerous for women when they go out in public and use public transport. Statistic shows that 1,024 cases of eve-teasing happened in New Delhi this year.
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