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Actress Chases Down Harassers After Dramatic Auto Rickshaw Chase

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  •  October 30, 2015


It was 10.30 pm, and Actress/Model Purnima Behl had just finished jogging at Bandstand, Bandra, Mumbai. “On Thursday night, after I had finished jogging, I was sitting on a bench, talking to my family on the phone. One guy approached me asking if I needed any help. He continued to ask me my name and why I was so busy on the phone,” she said.

After a few minutes, another man came and seated himself next to her asking her how much she’d charge for a night. Sadly, many passersbies noticed this but no one came to her rescue. The strongest weapon she felt she had was yelling, so she drew it out. Needless to say, with many people around the men quickly took an auto to escape. And well, for most women that would’ve been it. But Purnima got into an auto rickshaw and chased the harassers.

Luckily, there was a naakabandi area not far from there, so she promptly got down there and explained a policeman what was going on. One man escaped and the other who was caught was identified as Dinesh Yadav (27).

Senior Police Inspector Ramchandra Dhawle of Bandra police station added, “He is a boxer from Haryana. He was charged under Sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC. On Friday afternoon, the accused was presented in Bandra court where he was granted bail. We are locating the other accused, Amit Kumar. He will be arrested soon.”

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