The attackers were passing lewd comments and making obscene gestures at them.

Woman protests lewd comments at Puducherry pub gets beer bottle broken on her headImage for representation
news Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 14:22

When 34-four-year old Mrinmoyee Majumdar, an HR professional hailing from New Delhi and now residing in Puducherry, stepped out on Thursday night with her friends to have dinner, little did she know that she would end up with a smashed head at the end of the day.

Majumdar and her four friends, who had gone to a pub and restaurant on Labourdannais Street on October 22, were attacked by three men sitting on the adjoining table in the restaurant, The Times of India reported.

In her complaint Mazumdar, who has been living in Puducherry for the last one year, said that while her group was eating dinner, the three men began passing lewd comments and making obscene gestures at them, states the report.

When she and her friends protested, the men came to their table and "slapped and punched" them. One of them, who she said was in an inebriated state, hit her on her head with a beer bottle before the three fled the scene.

Mazumdar was left with a bleeding head and needed stitches to close the wound.

TOI report further mentions that Mazumdar lodged a complaint with Odiansalai police station on October 23 around 1 am. A case has been registered against unidentified persons under sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

That was not all as one of the alleged attackers, even sent Mazumdar a friend request on Facebook on Saturday.

"We are surprised that he sent a friend request on FB. Is it to mock us for failing in our efforts to get him arrested or an attempt to reach a compromise? We don't know," one of Mazumdar's friends told TOI.

Meanwhile the police are on the hunt for the men and though the CCTV cameras in the pub and restaurant were not in working condition at the time of the incident, footage gathered from cameras in the locality are being looked into.

When The News Minute reached out to Mazumdar on Sunday afternoon, she said she was on her way to meet the sub-inspector at the police station.

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