Delhi protests: detained girl alleges police harassment

December 26, 2012 12:55 am | Updated December 04, 2021 11:15 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Some young men and women protesting outside the Parliament Street police station here on Tuesday against the recent gang-rape of a medical student were detained for violating prohibitory orders.

One of the detainees later tweeted from inside the police station alleging that the girls had been manhandled by the police and that they were part of the larger group protesting at Jantar Mantar.

While protests were under way at Jantar Mantar, a small group of about 20 protesters, comprising mostly girls, reached the venue in the afternoon and allegedly incited the others present to join them for a march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan. The police personnel cautioned them stating that prohibitory orders were in place and no protests were allowed in and around India Gate.

The group then turned towards the Parliament Street police station outside which it raised slogans, following which the protesters were detained. The protesters were let off later, the police said.

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