First the attack, then the fear
On Friday night, a student of Presidency was attacked for wearing shorts and smoking by a group of men allegedly owing allegiance to Trinamul minister Aroop Biswas. Hounded by the goons and harassed by the cops, she has not dared step out of home for two days. A 37-year-old Trinamul activist who along with his 70-year-old father had hounded the girl said on Sunday they would not allow “such indecencies” by women in their “respectable colony”. While the harasser had no regrets, a resident who had stepped in to save the girl regrets it now as “a Trinamul leader” has rapped him for playing rescuer. Welcome to Calcutta 2016.