International boxer Suman Kumari who recently won the Taiwan Professionals Boxing Championship alleged in a Facebook post that she was verbally abused and physically assaulted on Friday by an unknown man.
“The incident happened at around 11 am when I was going to the office on my scooty and a man came in front of it suddenly in order to board a bus. I managed to apply breaks but the man threw abuses at me and got into the bus,” she said. Kumari works part-time with the state agricultural department and she was on her way to her workplace when the incident happened.
“I chased the bus and in the next stop asked the man why he abused me. He came down and started abusing me again and suddenly held my throat. I tried to draw the attention of a policeman standing nearby but he did not come forward,” the pugilist said.
The police in the area responded to Kumari’s virtual complaint and said that they have filed an FIR basis her post and after watching the CCTV camera footage of the area, they have arrested three men—Rahul Sharma, Sheikh Firoz and Wasim Khan involved with the misconduct
“We have identified and arrested the culprits within an hour Madam; and shall ensure that they are punished, regards,” the police said to the boxer in the page. The men who allegedly assaulted Kumari are around the age of 25. Reports say that they came in front of her and started verbally abusing her and then beat her up “for absolutely no reason”.
She also claimed that when she requested the police personnel on duty in the area where the assault happened to help her out, he told her to visit the nearby police station. She could not go there then as she had to go to the office.
“Still I have enough faith on Kolkata Police. So I request KP to look into the matter and restore Law and Order as much as possible. Then only my beloved city will be safer for the women,” she wrote on her Facebook wall.
“I chased the bus and in the next stop asked the man why he abused me. He came down and started abusing me again and suddenly held my throat. I tried to draw the attention of a policeman standing nearby but he did not come forward,”
This incident happened just after former Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta was harassed by a group of bikers when she and her friend were returning home in an app-cab at night in Kolkata. She had also alleged that the police had not helped her.
The 22-year-old boxer punched her way through and won a gold medal in the Taiwan Championship earlier this month, in what was her first international exposure. She became a pro-boxer in 2017 when the Super Boxing League had been launched in Delhi.
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