No lawyer turns to defend youths arrested for eve-teasing

No lawyer today turned to defend the two youths, who were arrested on charges of eve-teasing, and produced before a court in Kendrapara district.

The two-youths Rashmi Ranjan Muduli (28) and Uttam Das (29) were produced before the court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Madhumita Mohanty.

As no lawyer turned up to defend the two-youths, the SDJM remanded them to 14-days judicial custody.

Kendrapara Bar Association, member B K Sahu said the district bar association had earlier adopted an unanimous resolution not to extend legal assistance to offenders involved in sexual molestation and eve-teasing offences.

After the resolution was passed this was the first case of eve-teasing offence and so no lawyer extended legal assistance to the offenders, Sahu said.

Muduli and Das had allegedly passed lewd comments against some girls of a government-run science college near here.

The girls raised an alarm and the local people nabbed the two youths and handed them over to police on December 24.

The two youths were arrested by police on the charges of eve-teasing.

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