Delhi woman molested, husband attacked; two arrested

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman was molested while her husband was attacked by three men here after he objected to their passing lewd remarks about her, police said Saturday. Two of the accused have been arrested.

Accused Babloo and Rajkumar were arrested in connection with the incident that took place Friday night near Talkatora stadium in central Delhi when the couple were travelling in their car, police said. The third accused, Dinesh, is absconding.

"On the way, the woman fell sick and asked her husband, Zakir, to stop the car. While she was sitting on a pavement the accused, who were travelling in a taxi, approached her and passed lewd comments," said a police officer.

Zakir objected to their behaviour but they threatened him with dire consequences.

"The couple left the place in their car but the accused chased and intercepted their car some distance away," said a police officer.

Babloo, got down from the taxi, and hit Zakir with a wooden stick. When the woman rushed to rescue her husband, she was also beaten up and molested.

"One of the accused also attacked Zakir's throat with a sharp edged weapon. Hearing the commotion, some people gathered at the spot and nabbed Rajkumar," said the officer.

Police said Babloo was arrested Saturday afternoon.

Zakir was discharged from hospital after treatment, police said.

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