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06 June 2014

Man To Stand Trial For "molesting" Girl From Northeast India

New Delhi, Jun 6 : A Delhi court has ordered the trial of a man on the charge of molesting and assaulting a girl from North-East region when she was returning to home with her brother here in February this year.

However, the court discharged the man of the charge of passing casteist remarks against the girl and her brother, punishable under provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) ACT.

Additional Sessions Judge Rajnish Bhatnagar ordered the framing of charges against Kamal under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including outraging the modesty of a woman, voluntarily causing hurt, assaulting a woman with an intention to disrobe her and wrongfully restraining.

The charge of wrongful restraint was also made out against one Manpreet, who was an on-looker accompanying Kamal, for trying to restrain the victim. He was also discharged under the SC/ST Act.

After discharging both the men under the SC/ST Act, the sessions judge remanded the case back to the magisterial court saying "all the offences under which Kamal and Manpreet are liable to be charged are triable by the court of magistrate."

According to the police, a girl belonging to North-East region lodged a complaint against Kamal on February 28 this year alleging that when she was going home with her cousin brother at night, she was teased by the accused who began passing lewd comments and castiest remarks at her and her brother.

When her brother urged him to refrain from using derogatory words, Kamal beat him up till he fainted, police had said.

Manpreet had allegedly blocked the girl's way and also threatened her when she tried to call the police.


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