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Kerala ‘brave heart’ girl faces charge

Harraser beaten up by girl petitions against her after being hospitalised

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Thiruvananthapuram: A college girl here who became the toast of many across Kerala last week after she fought a group of men who were harassing her and her friend, has suddenly found herself in a spot, after police registered a case against her.

The girl, Amritha, had been returning to the capital city with her friend Ramona from a women’s empowerment programme when a group of men in a car began harassing them. The girls were on a bike, and their family members were following in two cars. When the families stopped to buy some food, the men reportedly harassed the women, prompting Amritha, who has training in the local martial art, kalari, to deal with the men physically.

Amritha was winning applause across the world through the media when the story was turned on its head today, with a case registered against her. Police registered the case following a directive by the Vanchiyoor judicial first class magistrate court here, after  Anup, one of those who allegedly was beaten up by her, petitioned against her. Anup had been hospitalised after the incident.

Amritha is a final year undergraduate student at the All Saints’ College here, pursuing a BA in Communicative English. She is also a former chairperson of the college. Besides Amritha, cases have also been filed against her father Mohan Kumar, two friends, and her friend’s father, William.

Anup, a driver with a state government department, has petitioned that he suffered serious injuries on his nose in the incident. He filed the petition after getting bail in the case filed against him by Amritha.



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Contrary mentioned in most of the media, it was not an incident of eve-teasing but an argument on parking vehicles. the girl who is an expert in martial arts did nothing to avoid it going worse, instead challenged the guys and was the first to perform physical attack. Shewas looking for an opportunity to use her martial arts skills, it seems! The girl is irrationally and wrongly glorified as symbol of woman empowerment by third rate media. if this has been an act by a man, it would not be taken in that sense and law would take it's course. also itis reported that the girl brutally applied her skills on an untrained guy and seriously hurt him (not sure of authenticity, though). What is wrong if this is considered as an act of violence by a human being on another human being? let law take it's course.


20 February 2013 09:25jump to comments