Rohtak, Dec 1: Three youths, who allegedly molested two girls on a moving bus, have been remanded in judicial custody by a local court.
The three youths -- Kuldeep, Mohit and Deepak - were arrested last night and remanded in judicial custody till December 6. Meanwhile, residents of Kansla village from where the three accused hail have served an ultimatum on the district administration to release the three boys within 24 hours.
The residents have alleged that a false FIR has been registered against the three, which should be quashed. The families of the three, along with villagers and the village Panchayat went to the District Administrative Complex to meet the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Superintendent of Police (SP), but the two officers were not present in their offices.
The residents told reporters that the three boys have been "falsely implicated". They claimed that it was not a case of alleged molestation but a dispute over seats. The seats had been allotted to the three boys, they claimed. The entire incident, recorded by a passenger on mobile phone, went viral both on television and social media.
It showed the two girls using their hand and belt to thrash the molesters. The parents of the two girls lodged an FIR with Haryana Police against the three youths stating that the molesters got down at Kansla village in Rohtak. The victims in their complaint alleged that they were "teased" by some youths in a Haryana Roadways bus when they were going to their college on Friday. When the victims objected, one of the accused started beating them up.