A man repeatedly slapped a 16-year-old girl until she fainted after she reportedly objected to his comments. The incident took place in Mumbai’s Nehru Nagar.
The CCTV camera footage shows the man, around 20 years of age, hitting the girl so hard that she loses her consciousness.
The girl was on her way to her stitching class with her friend when Imran Shahid Shaikh, who is her neighbour and stays in the same building, passed comments that she didn’t like, NDTV quoted police as saying.
When she objected to his comments, Shaikh got agitated, punched and slapped her.
Strangely, the onlookers didn’t do anything to stop the attack or help the girl. The girl’s friend informed her parents who rushed her to a hospital. She was later shifted to Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar. The security guard of the building, who is an eyewitness, said he was too scared and stunned to react.
The parents registered a complaint later in the evening, in which the girl alleged that the accused first teased her and when she raised an alarm, he physically assaulted her.
The accused was arrested the same day, but was released on bail the next morning. The victim’s family alleges that the accused sent men to their home to threaten them to withdraw the case, the report added.
Police on Saturday evening arrested the man once again and pressed a new charge of molestation against him and took him in custody.
The girl told NDTV: “He has been harassing me for some time. That day, he hit me. When we filed a complaint, he threatened us to take it back. We aren’t going to do that. He should be punished.”
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