Molester assaults woman, kin for lodging complaint

Three drug addicts barged into a Govandi household in the early hours yesterday and assaulted a 26-year-old woman as well as her brother and mother. Cops reveal that the incident was a revenge crime, as the victim had verbally abused one of the assailants when he had attempted to molest her a few hours earlier.

According to the Shivaji Nagar police, the 26-year-old victim, a resident of Baiganwadi, Shivaji Nagar, was on her way home after visiting the public toilet in the locality at around 1 am last morning, when she was stopped by Paapa Kaliya (30), a drug addict.

Paapa tried to kiss the woman, who pushed him away and verbally abused him for his indecent overture.

“Paapa has tried to misbehave similarly with the victim in the past, and she had even complained to police constables patrolling the area at night. Paapa was angry that she had involved the police and decided to teach her a lesson,” said an officer with the Shivaji Nagar police.

Around an hour later, Paapa and his two friends kicked in the door to the victim’s home and barged in. They assaulted her mother and brother when they tried to fight back. The trio also tried to attack the victim, but she managed to slip out of the house during the scuffle and raised an alarm. Her shouts woke up neighbors who rushed to her aid. The trio managed to run away and the police was informed.

“By afternoon, we traced and arrested Paapa and his accomplice Shafiq Kaliya (28). The third accused, identified as Pervez, is absconding. The trio have been charged with molestation, assault and trespassing. While the victim’s brother has been admitted to Sion hospital, her mother has been complaining of chest pain,” the officer added. 

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