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Delhi: Northeast woman shows exemplary courage, fights molester

Delhi: Northeast woman shows exemplary courage, fights molester
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New Delhi: In show of exemplary courage, a 26-year-old northeast woman fought a man who tried to molest her and got him arrested in south Delhi’s Khirki Extension area, police said on Friday.

The woman was going to her house from market when she was allegedly attacked by a youth later identified as Ritesh at an isolated place of Khirki Extension area on the intervening night of August 13-14, said a senior police officer.

She fought tooth and nail with the accused and raised an alarm which attracted some passersby. The woman also caught hold back the accused who was later nabbed by the cops of a PCR van that reached on the spot, he said.

On the complaint of the woman a case under Section 354 A (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) was registered at Malviya Nagar police station and the accused was arrested. The accused Ritesh was a student and lived at Kalkaji area.

The woman met the Joint Commissioner of Police and nodal officer for the North-East people in Delhi, Rajan Hibu who hailed her “exceptional courage”.

He also termed the woman as a “role model” for other girls adding that an appreciation letter and a reward of Rs 5,000 will be presented to her in a ceremony.