Protests were observed in Ludhiana after an intruder broke into a female dental college hostel, and molested female student on knife-point. The exact moment when the intruder broke into the dental college hostel was caught on video, capturing him as he scaled the wall with a cloth wrapped on his face to hide his identity. The entire ordeal took place earlier on Thursday morning.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred around 5.30 am when the students heard the cries of one of their fellow hostellers. The victim informed them that the attacker was carrying a sharp-edged weapon and had threatened her to remain silent. The man had entered the hostel through the back gate where no security guard was deployed.

The women students living in the hostel were shocked to see an intruder escaping from the hostel and demanded proper security arrangements in the hostel. They staged a protest in the college, seeking immediate action from the authorities, with slogans of “No Warden, No Parden” being raised.

Sub-Inspector Jagdeep Singh, SHO Moti Nagar police station, said that as per the CCTVs, the accused remained in the hostel for 7 to 8 minutes. The victim student in the matter suffered a minor injury on her neck and her parents rushed to the hostel in the aftermath.

The Facts of the Matter

The importance of proper security at female hostels in India cannot be overstated. Women students living in hostels are vulnerable to various threats, including sexual harassment, assault, and violence. A recently reported incident at the Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College in Ludhiana is a wake-up call for the authorities to take necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of women students living in hostels.

In the above-mentioned incident, a female student was molested by an intruder at knife-point. The victim ended up suffering from minor injuries on her neck, and was reported to be traumatised. The intruder in question was also caught on camera scaling the wall of the hostel.


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What Does the Video Show?

In the video of the incident, the intruder can be seen jumping the wall of the hostel. The intruder first scales the first wall that seperates the hostel from outside, he then finds his footing on the ledge of the wall, and then makes his way from there to the hostel’s interior. The video then cuts back to the concerned police official giving an account of the incident, and confirming that the police have registered the case and and are on the lookout for the accused intruder.


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Victim Molested on Knifepoint

According to a TOI report, the students living in the hostel, who heard the cries of the victim, alleged that the security arrangements were poor and failed to prevent the attack.

The victim informed her fellow students that the attacker had sharp-edged weapons and had threatened her to remain silent. He had entered the hostel through the back gate, which was left unguarded, and barged into a ground-floor room where he attacked the victim.


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Students Gather for Protest

In response to the incident, the students living in the hostel staged a protest, demanding better security arrangements. They raised slogans and came up with posters like “We need security” and “No Warden No Pardon.” One of the students pointed out that this was not the first time such an incident had occurred in the college and questioned the security arrangements.

The police, taking cognizance of the situation, swung into action and began their investigation. The accused has been booked, but remains absconding.

 

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