A person was beaten up by some inebriated persons after he protested against some drunken youth who were teasing his wife.
Police have arrested four including a woman in this connection so far. They have started a detailed probe
after a complaint was lodged by the victim in Gariahat police station.
The incident occurred on Saturday night on Coalfield Road in Gariahat. The victim woman and her husband, residents of Gariahat area were taking their son home from private tuition on Saturday night when some drunken youth started hurling abusive languages at the woman.
The victim woman told the police that the accused who were 5 in number were sitting by the side of the road. When the couple and their son reached the spot, the accused tried to stop them. The couple initially tried to ignore the youth. But as they continued hurling abuses at the woman, her husband finally asked them to stop. As a result of this, some of the youth pounced on her husband and attacked him.
The victim received injuries on various parts of his body. The victim woman alleged that there were some local people but no one came forward to their rescue.
When the woman tried to free her husband from the clutches of the accused they allegedly molested the woman in presence of her husband. The accused also threatened the couple with dire consequences if they registered any complaint with the police.
The victims told the police that despite of the repeated pleas, none of the local residents came to their rescue. The victims, somehow, managed to free themselves and left the place in fear. Later, they gathered courage and went to the police station and lodged a complaint against the accused.
On the basis of the compliant, the police started a probe. They carried out a raid immediately after they received complaint and arrested the four persons from the area where the incident had taken place. It was learnt that during the interrogation, the accused have confessed their crime. They were produced before a city court on Sunday.