Rickshaw-Puller Shot At for Protesting Girls' Harrasment

A young rickshawpuller was shot at and injured for protesting against harassment of two school girls by two youths at Bonhoogly in the northern outskirts of Kolkata today.

Police said the two youths followed the two girls - one of standard ten and the other a year junior when they were returning home from Sarada Girls School this afternoon and passed lewd comments at them.

Mangal Sardar, who was standing on the road with his rickshaw, protested against it and the two took out a gun and shot at him injuring him in his right hand before fleeing from the spot.

Sardar was rushed to R G Kar Medical College and Hospital and the locals informed the police.

Search is on for the two youths, the police added.

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