Haryana govt announces cash reward for Rohtak sisters

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    Haryana govt announces cash reward for Rohtak sisters

    NEW DELHI: The Haryana government has announced Rs 31,000 cash reward for each of the two braveheart sisters who fought back the eve-teasers in a public bus in Rohtak earlier on Friday, even as the co-passengers remained mute spectators.

    Chief minister ML Khattar will also felicitate the sisters, Haryana government said on Monday.

    The driver and conductor of the bus were suspended by the Haryana government on Monday for failing to stop the molestation.

    Speaking to Times Now, the two sisters said that Khaps must be banned in the state.

    A shocking video of two young sisters turning the tables on their molesters in a crowded bus went viral on Sunday leading to the arrest of the three accused. The drama unfolded on a Haryana Roadways bus heading from Rohtak to Sonipat on November 24, when Arti Kumar, 22 and her sister Pooja, 19, were filmed attacking their molesters with their belts, by a pregnant woman travelling on the same bus.

    What made the incident all the more alarming is the fact that none of the co-passengers who are seen in the video, cringing and smirking, so much as raised a finger to come to the aid of the hapless sisters. In fact the co-passengers are seen in the video dissuading the girls from lodging a police complaint. The pregnant woman was the only one who objected to the harassment by the three men.

    Initially the duo, bachelor in computer application students, suffered in silence as the men passed obscene remarks and made lewd gestures at them. However when the men started picking on the pregnant woman as well, the girls took matters into their own hands and bravely fought back.

    Eventually the sisters were overpowered, their mobile phones taken away and they were thrown off the moving bus causing them minor injuries. In the meantime the pregnant woman got off the bus at the next stop and accompanied the girls to the nearest police post. They were then taken to Sadar police station to register a case.

    (A TV grab of the feisty sisters fighting off the molesters.)

    Police have identified the three men as Mohit, Kuldeep and Deepak of Asan village. Police claim that while the accused are all Jats, the girls belong to an other backward class (OBC) community.

    Rohtak SSP Shashank Anand said the accused have been booked for assault and outraging the modesty of a female. "They have been identified and were arrested on Sunday evening," he said.

    Reflecting the sorry state of affairs in the state to tackle crimes of this nature, the much-hyped women helpline proved no help. According to the sisters the operator simply hung up after promising to call back. "Till now, our call has not been returned," said the sisters. Anand promised to look into the ineffectiveness of the helpline.

    The Khattar government had also announced the deployment of guards in buses used by women but the move is yet to be implemented.

    However the father of the girls, Rajesh Kumar, a clerk in the state electricity department had nothing but praise for his feisty daughters. "I am proud of them and expect other girls to follow them in the future," he said.

    Haryana govt announces cash reward for Rohtak sisters - The Times of India

    I think Haryana Govt. should increase the protection in public places !!

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