A day after a 21-year-old Russian dancer was attacked on the streets of Mumbai, police have registered a case against two unknown local persons. Police said that the victim had to leave for Delhi and could not file a complaint, but they had taken suo motu cognisance of the crime and filed a First Information Report (FIR).
According to the Worli police, the dancer was in the city with her cultural troupe for a performance.
“On October 28, she and two of her male troupe members were walking down the street towards their hotel at around 3 am when two young men approached them,” the investigating officer told TheHindu. “They told them they would get them liquor. But when they ignored them and tried to walk away, one of the boys caught hold of the dancer and bit her hard, probably in an attempt to kiss her,” he said.
The woman and her friends immediately rushed to the city’s Breach Candy hospital. “The hospital informed us and we reached there immediately. We tried to talk to them, but they did not speak any language other than Russian. A translator came after some time, so we got around seven to eight minutes to interrogate the two troupe members,” the officer said.
He said that since the woman was undergoing treatment, they did not get much time with her. The troupe had to board a 9.30 am flight for Delhi and so they rushed to the hotel immediately after the treatment. The two unknown accused have been booked under sections 354, 324 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.