Three youths allegedly molested and dragged a homemaker in her early 30s and beat up her husband near the chief minister’s house on Sunday night.
Residents who came to the couple’s rescue caught hold of the trio — Banti Das, Amit Patra and Sandip Biswas — and handed them over to police.
Witnesses said the couple were walking home down Kalighat Road around 8pm when the youths, allegedly drunk, accosted them. The spot was barely 500 metres from Mamata Banerjee’s house. According to the complaint, the youths passed lewd comments at the woman. When the husband protested, they pulled her by her hand and beat him up.