Mumbai: The Mumbai police on Wednesday detained seven people in connection with the molestation of two girls by a group of New Year revellers outside a prominent Mumbai hotel on Monday. One of those arrested hails from Andheri East while two others are from Sion.
The arrests were made after the police registered an FIR taking cognizance of the photographs published in a national newspaper which showed two girls being molested by a group of people. The two girls were allegedly molested when they were leaving a New Year eve party.
The two were walking to Juhu Beach along with their partners after leaving the JW Marriot Hotel at around 0145 hours (IST) when a large mob teased the women. When one of them reacted and swore back, the mob closed in and pounced on the girls.
A man tore off one girl's dress while another led the assault, with dozens joining in. The ordeal continued till two lensmen spotted the incident and called in a traffic inspector.
The police had not registered an FIR till Wednesday afternoon as no complaint had been lodged with them in this regard. But later in the afternoon, the police recorded the statements of the two photographers who had clicked the pictures and registered a formal FIR.