A 22-year-old small-time actress from Indore, who works in Bombay, and her friend were molested by around two dozen men in Bhopal late in the night on 16th October. Passersby watched and took videos as the gang dragged the two girls behind a bus and sexually assaulted them. The friend’s brother was also with the girls but he was brutally attacked by the hooligans and, therefore, could not come to the rescue of the girls. One man from the crowd called the police but by the time a patrol arrived, the molesters had fled.
The actress, whose first visit this was to Bhopal, said that she was made to sit at the police station for four-and-a-half hours while the police registered a case of assault and molestation against unidentified accused.