CHANDIGARH: Another video of the two Rohtak sisters, who grabbed news headlines by thrashing molesters on a moving bus, has surfaced showing one them beating up a youth in a park for allegedly teasing them.
In the 30-second video, which has gone viral on social media and was also telecast on news channels today, one of the sisters is seen thrashing the youth in Rohtak.
When contacted, one of the sisters told PTI that the incident took place about a month ago. The girl claimed that she and her sister were coming out of Rohtak bus stand when some youth teased them.
Later, when they went to the HUDA park outside the bus stand, some youth sitting on a bench allegedly teased them.
They confronted the boys and an argument broke out, following which, one of the sisters beat up the youth who then ran away.
Asked why they did not report the matter to the police, the alleged victim of eve teasing said that as the boys ran away from the spot they did not register the complaint.
The girls refuted the charge that they had released the videos for publicity.
A police official said that the second video was being investigated.
As per preliminary information someone had directly sent the video clip to television news channels in Delhi, he said.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had recommended award yesterday for their bravery in the Haryana Roadways bus.
Villagers Defend Youth
Meanwhile, residents of Aasan village to whom the three accused belong, held a meeting in the village today and decided to defend the youth.
The villagers alleged that the boys have been falsely implicated.
One of the youth had bought a ticket for a sick woman and the seat alloted to her at Rohtak bus stand was occupied by the two sisters, the villagers claimed adding the dispute arose over the vacation of the seat.
Some of the villagers later went to the District Administrative Complex at Rohtak and narrated their side of the story to the media persons.
The two girls will be honoured for their bravery on Republic Day. The state government has suspended driver and conductor of the bus, Khattar said on Monday.
Taking serious note of the incident, Haryana government had also 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 courage of the girls who opposed misdemeanour of the three youth, 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.
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.