One of the victims
One of the victims

Kolkata: Woman, transgenders protesting against moral policing, abused, molested

ANI | Updated: May 05, 2018 17:31 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], May 05 (ANI): A woman and two transgenders were allegedly abused and molested by unknown persons while protesting against a recent moral policing incident which had taken place in Kolkata Metro.

One of the victims told ANI, "Our protest was peaceful when a man came in and began abusing us. When I tried to talk to him he pushed me."

A complaint has been lodged at Sithi Police station in this regard and police have initiated the enquiry.

On April 30, a young couple was forced out of Kolkata Metro railway coach and thrashed by fellow middle-aged commuters at Dum Dum metro station for hugging inside the coach.

The photographs of the incident, clicked by an eyewitness, were published in a Bengali daily on Tuesday.

A group of students also held a protest in this regard at Dum Dum station the next day. (ANI)