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Chased and Attacked for Protecting His Niece from Harassment

In a shocking incident, a Bengaluru man was brutally attacked by labourers for protecting his niece from harassment.

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 Injured Adil in the hospital. (Photo courtesy: <i>The News Minute</i>)

In a shocking incident in Bengaluru, a 24-year-old was attacked by a group of men with rods when he tried to protect his niece. The incident occurred in Salarpuria Sattva Greenage on Hosur Road, when 24-year-old Adil was dropping his niece to the school bus.

According to the residents, some from a group of 15 to 20 labourers passed a lewd comment on the girl. After a distraught Adil dropped his niece off, he came back to question the labourers. He later told the media that the labourers attacked him following the altercation.

“Adil questioned the eve teasers when they replied saying ‘your niece is young. Wait till she grows up’.” Many morning walkers too were witness to the clash where Adil was chased by a group of labourers. Adil suffered a fracture on his face and sustained injuries to his spine. Chased by the labourers, he hid in a room. His family members later informed the police.

The labourers attacked Adil’s brother-in-law too, who came to help, leaving him with a bleeding leg.

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Adil’s brother-in-law. (Photo courtesy: <i>The News Minute</i>)
Adil’s brother-in-law. (Photo courtesy: The News Minute)

The family alleged that the police took their time to come to the apartment and claimed there had been a traffic block.

The police did not arrive for one and half hours. Later, when we tried to file a police complaint, they were not receptive. The police initially said this was a small incident. Later, the police also said someone had called and alerted them that a hoax complaint would be filed. A complaint was registered only after we insisted. Even house helps complain of harassment by the labourers.
—Witness

The apartment houses almost 1,400 families and has witnessed friction between the labourers and residents before.

There were many labourers involved in construction work in the apartment complex which is still underway.

One resident told the media that there have been incidents in the past when lewd comments were passed on a girl but the management did not take any action.

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