A twenty-one-year-old woman,whose younger brother was beaten up by a few youths for protesting against her harassment last week,was sent back to their native village in Uttar Pradesh Sunday by her parents.
The victims parents feared for the safety of their daughter after a few men barged into their Kandivali house on September 14 and allegedly threatened her that she would not be allowed to go to college peacefully.
The womans younger brother,Sachin Chaudhary (17),who was admitted to the hospital Saturday,is a student of a Malad-based college.
On September 10,when his sister was returning from college,a few youths whistled at her and passed lewd comments. Sachin,who was informed about the incident,approached her tormenters,beat them up and warned them not to harass his sister again.
The youths informed the Samta Nagar police,which called Sachin and then let off both parties after a warning. When we asked Sachin why he had beaten up the boys,he told us they had harassed his sister, a police officer said.
On Saturday,when Sachin was returning from college,he was intercepted by these youths,who were allegedly carrying rods. Seven of them beat up Sachin and left him injured on the railway tracks between Kanivali and Malad, said Ajaykumar Chaudhary,Sachins father,an autorickshaw driver.
Sachin was rushed to Bhagwati Hospital by his friends. I was informed by my wife while I was at work. I rushed to the Samta Nagar police station to register a complaint. The policemen sent me to the Borivali Government Railway Police (GRP) saying it was their jurisdiction. When I went to the GRP,they told me to go back to Samta Nagar police. It was only 15 hours after the incident that an FIR was registered and two of the attackers were arrested, said Ajaykumar.
He said that even as he was registering a complaint,his daughter called him up saying a few men had barged into their Kandivali house and threatened her. They told my daughter they would not let her go to college safely anymore. I got scared. Leaving the complaint,I rushed back home to check on her. I then got her with me to the hospital since I needed to take care of my son too,who had injuries all over his body,including his private parts, said Ajaykumar. Fearing for my daughters safety,we sent her to stay at our village in Uttar Pradesh Sunday evening. These men are goons and I could not take a chance anymore, he added.
Inspector L G Shinde from the Samta Nagar police station said that on Sunday,they received a panchnama from the GRP,after which they registered a case against three youths. We have arrested two minors. They were sent to the childrens home in Dongri Monday, Shinde said.