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Woman journalist molested by two; catches one

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STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 13 December
 A 24-year-old woman journalist working with a leading electronic channel was allegedly molested and attacked by two men near a renowned public school in Mayur Vihar area of east Delhi on Thursday. Showing bravery, the victim even fought with the perpetrators and caught one of them and handed him over to the police.
 According to the police, the accused was taken to the Panadv Nagar police station where a case of molestation and outraging modesty of a woman was lodged against him.  A police official said the accused, identified as Shafiq, is the native of Begusarai in Bihar and lived in east Delhi area for the past two years. His close aide who fled the spot, was identified as Fantoos. The victim was returning home yesterday.
 “The accused saw the victim roaming alone in the area and started making obscene gestures. She initially ignored them but they continued to harass her and resisted their attack,” the police said.
 Passersby saw the girl fighting with two men and rushed to her rescue. Seeing the mob the accused tried to flee but the victim caught one of them.
 The police are checking the antecedents of the accused. They are trying to nab Fantoos.