Merciless beating of innocents or severely injured accident victims get little help from the bystanders, who prefer to watch the terrible scenes and on many occasions try to record them on cell-phones. Fortunately in a few cases a good Samaritan like the advocate in Kochi, step in and save the injured.
Such incidents continue and in the last three days a young man of 25 lost his life all because he objected to eve teasing and he was attacked with iron rods in Irinjalakuda and lost his life two days later. In another incident, a mentally ill woman was attacked by three women in Kochi, and she is fighting for her life in a local hospital.
The 25 year old youth, who questioned the eve teasing of his cousin, was attacked by an auto-rickshaw driver with an iron rod, and he succumbed to injuries two days later in a local hospital in Irinjalakuda, Kerala.
The victim, Sujiith Venugopal, resident of Irinjalakuda was attacked by an auto-rickshaw driver, Midhun with an iron rod for questioning the eve teasing of his cousin. Police took the victim to the hospital but he could not be saved as he was suffering from serious injuries. The accused is absconding. Police have seized Midhun’s auto rickshaw.
In this incident according to reports, the attack took place in front of the public on the road but no one intervened. A passer-by informed the police, who rushed to the spot and took Sujith to the hospital but it was too late and he succumbed to his injuries.
In the second incident, three women in Kochi were arrested for assaulting a mentally challenged woman and were remanded to judicial custody.
Liji Augustine,42, MoliSebastian,44, and Tina Lijju,34, mercilessly beat up a mentally challenged woman on a public road and one lady was seen branding her. Here too, there were many spectators who did not make any effort to help the hapless woman lying on the road.
The Police have booked the three assaulters under sections of IPC 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) and 34(acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).