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.