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Youth held for passing lewd comments, 'attacking' woman

Kolkata: At a time when the people who had beaten up a young couple for "being too close" in Metro railways are yet to be identified, two women were allegedly attacked by a youth, as they were smoking cigarettes.
The incident took place between Jadavpur and Baghajatin on Thursday night. The police took immediate step regarding the incident and the youth was arrested.
Police came to know after preliminary investigation, that two girls were waiting at Jadavpur to take an auto-rickshaw and they were smoking.
It was alleged that the youth, who had also reached to take an auto-rickshaw
from the same point, started passing lewd comments at the women.
The women had protested initially, but in a bid to avoid further deterioration of the situation, they boarded the auto-rickshaw. The youth boarded the same auto-rickshaw and he allegedly continued passing indecent comments at the women.
The situation turned worse when the auto-rickshaw stopped near Baghajatin. They youth got down from the auto-rickshaw and attacked one of the women.
The auto-rickshaw driver and some local people intervened and brought the situation under control. There was a police van patrolling in the area. Policemen immediately went to the spot and picked up the youth.
The police are looking into all aspects of the case and they have also spoken to local people who had witnessed the incident.
Meanwhile, a complaint was lodged with Sinthee police station situated in the extreme north end of the city, in connection with the incident in which a few girls were thrashed by some people outside Dum Dum Metro Station, while protesting against the attack on the young couple for "being too close" while travelling in Metro.
The girls alleged that they were undertaking a peaceful agitation, when all of a sudden they were attacked.
Initially, there was a heated exchange of words. It was alleged that they subsequently started beating them up for raising their voice against such an incident.

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