dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Aug 27, 2012, 01:54 AM IST
Kolkata: In a shocking incident, a group of miscreants threw acid on a 16-year-old girl on Sunday. The acid attack was instigated with the teenage girl’s protest against eve-teasing in the Hoogly district.
The victim, identified as Saima Khatun, had protested against eve-teasing in her locality earlier in the day. She was admitted to a local hospital in critical condition with more than 50 per cent of head burnt.
Also, on Friday, a youth was beaten up in Howrah district after he protested against lewd comments passed by a gang to his sister. He was admitted to a local hospital with critical injury.
The incidents of people being attacked for protesting eve-teasing has sparked massive criticism from the different sections across the state. The police revealed that they have arrested two individuals in relation to the case.
A noted theatre personality, Kaushik Sen, said that the chief minister is accusing media for inciting stories instead of taking action against such molesters.
Mamata Banerjee’s government is under fire following a spurt in rape and molestation cases across the state, the most infamous of them being the Park Street rape case.
(With Agency inputs)