Three including one juvenile arrested for harassing woman during BJD hartal


Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate police today arrested three persons including a juvenile for allegedly misbehaving and harassing a young woman near Delta Chhak here while observing ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD)’s hartal on Monday in protest against the diesel and petrol price hike by the Union Government.

The arrestees have been booked under section 143, 147, 294, 323, 354, 341, 506 and 149 of the IPC and further investigation into the matter is on, said an official of the Khandagiri Police station.

Worth mentioning here that the young woman’s vehicle was damaged by several youths at Delta Square yesterday.

Showing immense courage, the woman, who was surrounded by more than ten youths at a moment, raised voice against such rowdy act. A heated exchange of words ensued between her and the youths, but the latter couldn’t stop her from heading towards her destination.


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