3 Men Assault Kerala Woman For Objecting To Lewd Comments, Arrested

The men allegedly made inappropriate comments against a young woman, while she was at an eatery with her friend. When she objected, the three assaulted the woman and her friend, who sustained minor injuries.

3 Men Assault Kerala Woman For Objecting To Lewd Comments, Arrested

The accused have been charged for molestation and attempt to murder. (Representational)

Kottayam:

Three men were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a female college student and her friend at Kottayam central junction here, an incident which has raised concerns regarding safety of women.

The accused men, all in their early twenties, have been charged for the offences under section 354 (molestation) and section 307 (attempt to murder), an officer of Kottayam West police station said.

"They were taken into custody on Monday night and after questioning, their arrest was recorded today. They will be produced before a court during the day," the officer said.

The incident occurred on Monday night when the college student and her male friend stopped to have food at a small eatery after seeing a friend in a nearby hospital.

At the eatery, the accused men allegedly made inappropriate comments against the young woman, which she objected to and things got heated up thereafter, the officer said.

The accused men allegedly assaulted the woman and her friend, who suffered minor injuries, before locals intervened, the officer added.

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