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French woman's molestation: Main accused sent to police custody

Kolkata, PTI | Updated : 21 July 2013, 10:49 PM

The prime accused in the alleged molestation of a French woman in the city's posh Jodhpur Park area has been sent to police custody by a court in Kolkata on Sunday, police said.

Manoj Haldar, the main accused in the alleged molestation of the woman who was accompanied by a male companion, was arrested on Saturday and produced before the court which remanded him in police custody.

Five persons have been arrested in connection with the July 14 incident.

The incident took place in the wee hours of July 14 when the French couple, residing at Jodhpur Park, were allegedly chased by a few youths, who also passed lewd comments while they were returning home.

The male companion of the French woman protested following which he was assaulted and the youths allegedly molested the lady.

First Published: Sunday, July 21, 2013 07:17 PM
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