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Bangalore: Manipur woman racially abused, heckled by crowd; gets no help from policeman

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Dec 07, 2012 at 07:06pm IST

Bangalore: In another case of Northeast Indians being targeted, a theatre person from Manipur alleged that she was heckled by a crowd in Bangalore, that passed lewd and racist comments and abused her. What is even more shocking is that the policeman who she turned to for help allegedly ended up shouting back and shoving her.

She has now filed two FIRs, one against a motorcycle-rider who hit her car and another of physical assault, sexual intimidation and harassment against people from the crowd, including the traffic constable. The incident reportedly took place when a motorcycle hit her car.

The incident comes amidst several incidents of sexual harassment and molestation being reported from different parts of the country. In Amritsar, a policemen was shot dead on Wednesday after allegedly trying to save his daughter from molesters. In another case on Monday, a 19-year-old boy was stabbed to death by five people in Mumbai - four of the boys are minors, when he protested against the boys harassing a female friend.

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