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Cameras fail to track teasers

A group allegedly involved in an eve-teasing incident on Tuesday is yet to be nabbed or identified despite 140 CCTVs in different places in the city and regular patrolling.

The cops are reiterating that three men, who were in a car and allegedly teased students of a private coaching centre along Fraser Road, had not fired any shots. Sources said three men in a car (BR-1AA-8684) allegedly stalked two girls for at least five minutes until they reached Biscomaun Towers around 8.30pm on Tuesday.

The two girls had to put up with abusive language and vulgar comments until they called two male students to bail them out of trouble.

The men, seeing the two boys joining them, sped off after which the victims, along with the boys, went to the Gandhi Maidan police station to lodge a complaint.

“There was no firing. The police have recorded the statement of the victim and her friends. They, too, have confirmed it. However, an eve teasing complaint was lodged. The report about the men trying to drag one of the girls into the car is false and the victim has confirmed it. However, investigations are being made in connection to the identification of the vehicle through CCTV cameras,” Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manu Maharaaj said.

One of the friends of the girl said: “They were walking on foot towards the Gandhi Maidan area. My friend and me were walking behind. A vehicle (a Wagon R) was moving on the wrong way and had come from the Dakbungalow area direction. The car started to follow the girls as soon as they left the coaching centre with the people inside passing lewd comments. This continued until Biscomaun Towers, when the girls, sensing danger, called us for help. As soon as we came to their rescue, the car sped off.”

“It seems the cops are only bent upon proving that the men didn’t fire a shot. They don’t care that an eve teasing incident occurred despite claims about patrolling. It has been almost a day and the police have been unable to track the accused,” a Magadh Mahila College student said.


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