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New twist to Mangaluru moral policing : Girl says ‘victim’ had harassed her

New twist to Mangaluru moral policing : Girl says ‘victim’ had harassed her

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Mangaluru, Aug 25, 2015 : In a new twist to the moral policing incident at Attavar in the city on August 24, Monday  which has hit  national headlines, the girl  has now  come out in the open to state that the victim had actually ‘harassed and misbehaved’ with her. She also claimed that the men who attacked the  victim had ‘rescued’ her.

Assault case


Assault case



Here it may be worth mentioning that a  Muslim youth was tied to a pole, stripped and thrashed by right wing activists after he was allegedly spotted with the girl who belonged to another community.

The girl who spoke to reporters on August 25, Tuesday claimed that  on Monday the youth had tried to pull her into his car when she was rescued.

She said she worked in a supermarket at Attavar and was a staff in the Operations Department and that the victim was her colleague. She also claimed that the youth had asked her cell phone number and  had started sending messages to her to which she used to reply as he was her senior. “ I feared that he may trouble me in my work if I did not reply as I am from a poor family and had got the job with much difficulty,’she claimed.

She also claimed that the youth had misbehaved with her once while he gave  a drop to her till Nandigudde bus stop. “Since this incident he used to call me everytime he saw me saying he would give money,” she said adding  “On August 24 at 5 pm, he  sent a message offering to drop me and I agreed as I was under work pressure. He was outside waiting and as I approached him he  forced me into the car when I raised a cry and people around rescued me,” the girl claimed and added that she also intimated her brother about the incident.

She also stated that she has lodged a complaint against the youth urging for strict action. She further also said that the youth blackmailed her stating he had a video of her sitting in his car.

At the same time she claimed she was unaware that the youth was tied to a pole and beaten up and also that those who thrashed him were right wing activists. “He deserved a beating,” she further said and also sought police protection stating she feared her life.

To reports that she had asked Rs 2000 from the youth, the girl refuted the claims and said she was not that poor to seek money from others.


The earlier Story:


A Muslim man was stripped, tied to a pole and flogged for more than an hour at a crowded marketplace  in the communally polarised coastal town of Mangalore while he was trying to help a Hindu woman colleague who had sought a loan.

Policemen reached the spot after local cable television channels began beaming visuals of the man on Monday and arrested 14 of around 30 suspected Bajrang Dal activists who were taking turns to flog him.

The man is the manager of an accessories store in Mangalore and the woman works in the same store as a salesgirl.
According to the man’s complaint to police, the woman had asked him for a loan of Rs. 2,000. They were on their way to an ATM so that he could withdraw cash when a gang of men armed with knives and staves accosted them, the man said.

The woman escaped without much harm but she too was slapped for trying to come to her colleague’s defence.

Several brazen attacks involving groups such as the Bajrang Dal, Sri Rama Sene, Hindu Jagarana Vedike and the Islamist group, Popular Front of India, have been reported in the coastal towns of Mangalore, Udupi, Honnavar, Bhatkal and Karwar over the past decade.

Civil society activists blamed the BJP government that was in power in Karnataka from 2008 to 2013 for encouraging Hindutva groups to commit such crimes. However, statistics show the attacks did not reduce even after the Congress came to power.

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Comments on this Article
Umriara Banu, Mangalore Wed, August-26-2015, 3:01
If the girl was really not comfortable with his company, She had to inform the matter with her family. Instead she used to move around and later complained about his character.The guys are not at all trust-worthy and girls take the benefit and later blame them.
Premjith, Puttur Wed, August-26-2015, 2:54
The children should be trained in such that, be model to a society. Not make themselves engage in these act mentally or physically.This reflects on the family background. We are not sure of the situation, its better be neutral and not respond to such.
Shamsher, Goa Wed, August-26-2015, 1:23
The matter is a simple, but the view of the activist bringing it to a perception. Never come to a conclusion on your own, go ahead with your vocation. We have the police and court to deal with the matter.
Bindiya, Sagar Wed, August-26-2015, 1:10
If the girl really faced problems in the work place she had to discuss it with her colleague or the person responsible of the business. Its a Filmy Twist.
Jessica, Kolkatta Wed, August-26-2015, 1:03

If she had to become an icon she could take part in "INDIA’S GOT TALENT" or "INDIAN IDOL" she would  win the contest for best performance. This need not be an issue.

Surekha, Bantwal Wed, August-26-2015, 12:28
Never consider religion, If the girl was being tortured by him why didn’t she seek the help of Hindu activist prior to the incident. I am not saying the guy is innocent but this incident totally discontented with her words.
Abdul Rehman, Manipal Wed, August-26-2015, 12:08
Generally speaking why the people of Manglore, making it an issue. You people are taking it to a new horizon. Religion is made by man, Do we all drink the same water and eat same rice, but only taste differs. We should have love and respect for one another. Only uneducated monkeys participate in such activities.
Priya, Mumbai Tue, August-25-2015, 11:59
We cannot com to a conclusion that the girl is genuine in her words about the guy."Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hain", if he really harassed and misbehaved with her, why didn’t she scream for help. Its better to take complete phone details and know the fact to sum extent.
Parvathi, Kasargod Tue, August-25-2015, 11:47
Generally speaking why are the people making it a big issue on the media. First of think in which country we dwell and the culture . Our country is said to be Multi-Religious. Respect all the religion.
Rahul, Bangalore Tue, August-25-2015, 11:42
I feel the girl is fake and being forced to give such statements about the guy. If she was really in trouble why didn’t she take the help of Bajarang dal or Sri Rama Sena in advance.
Sitaram, Mangalore Tue, August-25-2015, 11:35
Is this what is called "LOVE JIHAD". Can’t trust anyone.
Zeena, Udupi Tue, August-25-2015, 11:28
If this was the case why the girl did not reveal the truth on the spot, when she was rescued. This is a filmy twist.
Reena, Kerala Tue, August-25-2015, 11:23
The communal fools are waiting for such issues, jobless people support such activities. The activists better leave this matter to the police.
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