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Case against Kerala woman for beating up eve-teaser

Amrita, had made headlines after she beat up two men who had misbehaved with her at a Thiruvananthapuram eatery.

Amrita had beaten up the two men at an eatery. Image courtesy: YouTube

21 Feb 12:10 pm IST

     

Thiruvananthapuram: A college girl who hit the headlines by kicking and punching eve-teasers recently has landed in trouble with the city police registering a case against her based on a local court order.

The courage shown by Amrita, a final year degree student of a city college, has been widely applauded for the way she "handled" her tormentors at a wayside eatery on her way home after participating in "One Billion Rising" programme at Shanghumugham beach on February 14.

After her bold act appeared in the media, she has been showered with phone calls and letters praising the manner in which she handled the situation and a state minister even visited her home to pat the courageous girl.

Following the incident, police registered a case against the two eve teasers.

One of the accused, however, filed a private complaint in a local court alleging he had been beaten up by the girl who also blocked his car.

Admitting the complaint, the court yesterday directed the city police to register a case and investigate the incident.

Meanwhile, state Women's Commission chairperson KC Rosakutty and leaders of various women outfits criticised the action against Amrita, who is widely seen as a symbol of "courageous womanhood".

A black belt in Karate, Amrita said she would legally fight the case against her.

PTI

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