Kolkata: Police on Friday registered a FIR to investigate the alleged assault of a couple — who were ‘accused’ of embracing each other inside the compartment — by a section of fellow passengers on Monday night. The move came after the Metro authorities forwarded a mass petition signed by Metro passengers.
The change in stance — police had been reluctant to file an FIR so far — finally came after the cops claimed to have found conclusive evidence of a commotion that was noticed at the southern end of the Dum Dum platform on Monday night.
The findings in the preliminary inquiry came hours after cops registered an FIR on the Thursday night incident — in which some women agitators protesting against moral policing outside the Dum Dum Metro station were molested.
The first case is in sharp contrast to the police probe in the second incident, in which, one of the survivors wasted no time in contacting the Sinthee police to lodge a complaint of molestation against a mob. The complainant alleged that the mob molested and thrashed some young girls on Thursday evening for daring to protest against moral policing.