Manipuri woman attacked in Mumbai, cops don’t lodge FIR as clothes 'not torn completely'!
A 26-year-old woman from Manipur who has been living in Mumbai for over five years was assaulted, molested, kicked and dragged by her hair in Santacruz in public
A 26-year-old woman from Manipur who has been living in Mumbai for over five years was assaulted, molested, kicked and dragged by her hair in Santacruz in public. The incident took place around 6.30 pm near the Palm Villa society earlier this week.
When she went to the local police to seek help, they refused to file FIR. The police instead registered a non-cognisable offence (NC) which didn't even mention molestation, even though she showed her torn clothes.
Anjali Toijam (name changed) has been living in Mumbai for over five years with her sister. Anjali is working as a make up artist and resides in Kalina’s Kolivery village. The man first spat on her and began to beat her when she tried to oppose.
“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,” Anjali told a leading Mumbai tabloid as she pointed to the spot where it all happened.
No one came forward to save her when she cried for help. Her friend tried to help her but the culprit pushed her aside. By the time police arrived the man escaped. Anjali went to Vakola police station, but there the police didn't lodge any FIR.
It was also found that the complaint has only been registered under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult) of the IPC. It was only mentioned that the man hit and abused her verbally. The actual complaint of molesting the girl, spitting on her, tearing her clothes and dragging her by the hair was not at all mentioned.
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