Mysuru: Girl thrashes molester as public watch

Mysuru: Girl thrashes molester as public watch

In an incident similar to the two sisters in Rohtak thrashing their tormentors in a moving bus, a girl in Mysuru thrashed her molester and handed him over to the police on Monday.

Chitra, a resident in Malleswaram Bengaluru, was in Mysuru to meet her parents. She was allegedly sexually harassed by the accused identified as Mohamed Samir, when she was returning home after meeting her friends.

The accused along with another person followed the girl for sometime. Samir first stalked Chitra near an ATM in Dodda Gadiyara. She responded to her stalker with a tight slap across his face, making Samir to retreat.

But Samir reportedly didn’t stop there. He confronted Chitra again and physically harassed her for slapping him. This agitated her more, making her pick up an iron rod from the road and thrash him, injuring him in his head and back.

As Chitra started the fight back Samir, his unidentified friend fled the scene.
In the scuffle, Chitra also sustained some minor injuries.

While Chitra was single-handedly fighting the molester, the other people stood at the spot as mute spectators. However, one person from the crowd informed the police, who arrived at the spot and took the accused into the custody.

The accused has been booked for sexual harassment under Section 354 (a) (sexual orientation) of the Indian Penal Code and produced in the court.

City Police Commissioner MA Saleem appreciating her bravery, awarded her a certificate of appreciation and a cash reward of Rs 1000.

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