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South Korean student molested in India: Police

Published on Mar 25, 2013 10:54 PM
People shout slogans and hold placards during a protest in New Delhi on December 29, 2012. The recent fatal gang-rape of a 23-year-old student has put the spotlight on women's safety in the country. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KOLKATA, India, (AFP) - Three men chased and allegedly molested a South Korean student on a bus in eastern India, police said on Monday, in the latest incident to raise fears over women's safety in the country.

The 20-year-old college student was attempting to board a crowded bus in Kolkata early on Monday when three men tried to drag her out of the vehicle, police official Subhendu Barik told AFP.

"She managed to get into the bus. The youths also boarded the bus and stood behind her" and then allegedly "grabbed her buttocks and breasts", he said.

The computer science student jumped off the bus with the men in pursuit and she ran towards a traffic official who helped catch one of the three and brought him to a nearby police station where she filed a complaint.

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