Actress Kanchana Moitra molested by drunken men

Actress Kanchana MoitraActress Kanchana Moitra was in for a rude shock when her car reached the Sriti More in Kolkata on Tuesday night. She and her driver were on their way back to Behala, her home in southwest Kolkata from a shoot in Tollygunge. The actress’s car hit a stone and the driver stopped to check. And that’s when all hell broke loose.
Two drunk men, in their 20s, walked up to Kanchana and her driver and accused them of almost running him over.
Moitra narrated her horror story to The Telegraph, “Two youths appeared and one of them accused the driver of almost mowing him down. They were drunk.”
Soon, a third man joined the two and started hurling abuses at Kanchana and her driver. When the actress protested threatened them with calling the police, the third youth put his hand through the window and snatched the key, Moitra’s police complaint said.
The 37-year-old actress went on to say, “I was returning from a shoot…. I’m otherwise a brave woman but I was scared after the car key was taken away. I got off the car with my driver and pleaded before them with folded hands. We requested them to forgive us if there was any mistake by my driver.”
But her pleas fell on deaf (drunken) ears.
The three men hit her driver, and grabbed and shoved her. And no, that wasn’t the end of it.
“But they assaulted my driver. One of them grabbed my shoulder and shoved me. They told me that I had to slap my driver 10 times and he had to slap me back 10 times. Then I was asked to do 40 squats. If they didn’t like my squats, I’d have to do 40 more,” Moitra said.
Kanchana told the daily that she had never felt ‘as helpless’ in her own city.
A patrol van picked up one of the men right after the incident, when Moitra stopped it. Another man was arrested in the morning today.
“We have arrested two of the accused and are looking for the third one,” DC (Behala) Meeraz Khalid said adding that the duo have been sent to two days of police custody.
A case has been registered against them under IPC sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), the DC said.

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