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Girl drags assaulter single handedly to the police station as other people prefer to stay put

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Girl drags assaulter single handedly to the police station as other people prefer to stay put
Mumbai: A brave girl attacked by a drunk man in broad daylight was left speechless when none of the 50 people who were watching did anything to help.

Student Pradnya Mandhare said she had no choice but to fight the man off and drag him to a police station herself.

The 20-year-old was stunned by the attack because it happened at a train station at around 2.30pm in front of dozens of onlookers and she was convinced that some of the people walking past would step in to help, but nobody did.

The third-year media studies student at Sathaye College in the city of Mumbai was on her way home after attending her lectures when the incident took place on the platform at Kandivli station in the north of the city.

She said: 'I was really shocked when he came up and just started groping me, and I try to get away from him but he grabbed me then. 

The only thing to do because nobody else was doing anything was to hit him and so I belted him with my bag.

'He tried to hit me back and he really stunk of alcohol, but I was determined not to let him get away with it. I know that women don't like to complain to the police but I was determined to make sure he was punished.'

The platform where she was attacked had been packed at that time of day but not one person had offered to help her, so she had grabbed him by the hair and dragged him to the police station herself.

She said: 'He was telling me to let go and that he would come with me voluntarily, but I didn't trust him and continued to pull him along. I finally managed to hand him over to the police without getting any help from anyone.'

Police confirmed they had arrested 25-year-old drug addict and alcoholic Chavan Chowdee, who was currently in custody awaiting charges.

The young woman has now been held as an example for others to also take the law into their own hands and not allow men to simply do what they want.

She said: 'I don't see myself as a heroine but I also think we should make a stand and let men know they can't just do what they want and treated like objects to be groped whenever they feel like it.'

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