Mumbai Molestation Case: NRI victims horror struck while culprits out on bail

January 4th, 2008 - 10:12 pm ICT by amritpal  

Three days after two women based out of California were allegedly molested by a mob on New Year’s eve in Mumbai, 14 suspects who were arrested have been granted bail for a surety of merely Rs 10,000 each.The victim who is an NRI from California said to a private news channel that they were hesitant about filing a complaint, as there were so many people out there. She also said that the reports of her being raped or her dress being ripped off were wrong; that they were ‘just harassed’. [ZEE NEWS]

National outrage followed the incident, which was caught on camera by two photographers working for a newspaper but the police lodged an FIR only after massive public pressure. The Police commissioner went to the extent of saying that ”these things keep happening and the media should not make a mountain out of a mole hill.”

While this police led drama is going on here, The victims have left the city without lodging any complaint. However in an interview to a city tabloid, the victim said, “I just want to get over the horror. I want to stop seeing my face on TV. When we came out of the hotel (early) on January 1, I did not sense any trouble. But when we were walking, the crowd just kept getting closer.” “They touched my butt and pinched me. They also began grabbing my cousin sister-in-law. People just watched as my husband tried to protect me,” she said. [TOI]

While everyone is condemning the act, the big question being debated is still Why hooligans have it easy?

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