Eve teasing: Outrage grows over two youths’ death
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 00:27
Mumbai: Two youth who were injured while resisting teasing of their girl friends in suburban Amboli here have died, police said on Wednesday.

28-year-old unemployed youth Reuben Fernandes and his 25-year-old friend Keenan Sentos (25) had sustained serious stab wounds while resisting the eve-teasing by a group of persons in suburban Amboli, police said.

Rueben is the second victim in the scuffle that had broken out between two groups over eve-teasing. On October 20, his friend, Keenan Sentos (25) was also attacked with choppers by a group of four after the duo objected to their acts of indecent behaviour against girls with whom they had gone on an outing.

"Fernandes was injured on October 20 outside Amboli Bar and Restaurant on Caesar Road. He died on October 31 night while undergoing treatment in Kokilaben Hospital," inspector V D Bhoite of D N Nagar police station said.

Sentos, a former chef in a hotel, died soon after the incident while Fernandes, who was unemployed, was undergoing treatment in Kokilaben Hospital since then, Bhoite added.

Sentos and Fernandes, along with five others, including three girls, had gone to the bar to have dinner and watch a cricket match on a giant screen put up there. After a while, they came out of the restaurant and were standing near a pan- shop when the incident had occurred, police said.

Following the attack, police searched the area to nab the accused who were identified as Jitendra Rana (25), Sunil Bote (20), Satish Dulgaj (35) and Deepak Tival (19). They were later traced and arrested. One of them is a labourer, another is a barber while the rest are unemployed, police said.

Meanwhile, friends of the two victims have started a campaign under the title "Justice For Keenan and Rueben" on social networking site 'Twitter' to seek support from people.

One of the comments that appeared on the site was "should protecting your friend be rewarded with murder? Question your safety, Question the authorities".

Another comment read "wake up politicians! Is it what India has come to?".

Speaking to the media, Keenan's father Valerian demanded that the accused be severely punished and appealed all those, who had seen the murderous attack, to come forward before the court to give evidence so that justice is done.


First Published: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 21:56

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