Guwahati: Three youths have been arrested on the charge of molesting a girl in a busy area here even as Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said the incident should not have allowed to take place in a public place.
"The three youths were arrested in connection with the molestation case which happened in front of a bar on Guwahati-Shillong Road on July 10," Superintendent of Police Apurba Jyoti Barua said.
Barua said the girl entered into a brawl in the bar with her friend and following an altercation some youths attempted to molest her.
The police rescued her after the incident and based on prior information the three have been arrested.
The arrested included contractual employee of Assam Electronic Development Corporation Ltd Amarjyoti Kalita.
Kalita, who had also acted in a Assamese serial where he had enacted the role of a policeman, has since been dismissed from service. Two other arrested Dhananjoy Basfor and Bubul Das, the SP said.
The accused were framed under Sec 341 (wrongful restraint) 143 (unlawful assembly), 294 (obscene act), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (assault or criminal force on a woman with the intent to outrage her modesty) of IPC following a written complaint filed by girl's mother.
Meanwhile, Gogoi termed the incident in a public place as unfortunate and said it should not have been allowed to occur.
He also directed the district administration and police to monitor all bars, clubs, discos and hotels and raid them at any time if there was report of any untoward incident.
Chairperson of Assam State Commission for Women Neera Barooah said the commission had taken suo motu cognizance of the incident and will decide on next course of action based on police action and report.