Rohtak sisters to be honoured on Republic Day
Chandigarh, Dec 1 (PTI) Two braveheart sisters in Rohtak, who took on three alleged molesters on board a moving Haryana roadways bus, will be honoured for their bravery on Republic Day even as the incident triggered indignation and led the state government to suspend driver and conductor of the bus.
Taking serious note of the incident, Haryana government asked the state Director General of Police (DGP) and state transport department to take steps for ensuring security of passengers especially women travelling in roadways buses.
Praising the indomitable courage and bravery of the girls who opposed the misdemeanour of the three youth who tried to “molest” them in the moving bus, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the girls will be given cash awards on the occasion of Republic Day.
The two college-going sisters had confronted three alleged molesters inside a moving bus, with one of the girls even hitting the youths with her belt, even as passengers remained mute spectators.
The entire incident, recorded by a passenger on mobile phone, went viral both on television and social media. It showed the two girls using hands and belt to thrash the trio, who appeared to be taken by surprise.
All the three youths — Kuldeep, Mohit and Deepak – were later arrested and remanded to custody till December six.
Rohtak Superintendent of Police Shanshank Anand said that an appeal had been made to eyewitnesses or passengers sitting in the bus to help police to take the case to its logical end.
He said police would make serious efforts to take this case to the fast track court for speedy conviction of the accused.
Asked about the threat by residents of the village of the accused to block roads tomorrow, the SP said action would be taken against those violating the law.
The parents of the two girls had lodged an FIR with Haryana Police against the three youths informing that the molesters got down at the Kansla village in Rohtak.
The victims in their complaint alleged that they were “teased” by some youths in a Haryana Roadways bus when they were going to their college on Friday.
When the victims objected, one of the accused started beating them up.