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Jorhat students stage protest against eve-teasing incident

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JORHAT, Feb 9 - More than 1,000 college students today staged a protest demonstration in front of Jorhat Sadar Police Station here, demanding the arrest and punishment of a gang of eve-teasers allegedly accused of molesting a degree-level girl student of a prestigious college in the city.

According to the protesters, the girl was harassed by some youths on the DCB College lane and a few of them also passed lewd comments. The news about the eve-teasing incident went viral yesterday after the girl mentioned it on a social networking site. It was alleged that the eve-teasers had even touched her physically on Wednesday evening.

As the youths had covered their faces during the molestation, it was difficult to identify the members of the gang.

�We withdrew our protest after a magistrate assured us of taking steps to nab the culprits soon,� said Rituraj Goswami, who is the district secretary of Students� Federation of India.

Goswami added that the administration has also promised to introduce a 24x7 helpline number for girls so that they can call the police immediately in the event of any crisis.

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Jorhat students stage protest against eve-teasing incident

JORHAT, Feb 9 - More than 1,000 college students today staged a protest demonstration in front of Jorhat Sadar Police Station here, demanding the arrest and punishment of a gang of eve-teasers allegedly accused of molesting a degree-level girl student of a prestigious college in the city.

According to the protesters, the girl was harassed by some youths on the DCB College lane and a few of them also passed lewd comments. The news about the eve-teasing incident went viral yesterday after the girl mentioned it on a social networking site. It was alleged that the eve-teasers had even touched her physically on Wednesday evening.

As the youths had covered their faces during the molestation, it was difficult to identify the members of the gang.

�We withdrew our protest after a magistrate assured us of taking steps to nab the culprits soon,� said Rituraj Goswami, who is the district secretary of Students� Federation of India.

Goswami added that the administration has also promised to introduce a 24x7 helpline number for girls so that they can call the police immediately in the event of any crisis.