A man was handed over to the police on Thursday for teasing a woman polio worker.
Police said the woman had been assigned to administer polio drops to children in Tariqabad Colony on Nowshera Road. They said while she was immunising some children, a man later identified as Muhammad Yousaf, a resident of the neighbourhood, passed lewd remarks as she walked past. She told police that she ignored him, but later noticed that he was following her. She said she stopped and slapped him telling him not to pursue her and warning him she would call police if he persisted. She said he continued to tease her. It was then when, she said, she shouted at him and slapped him several times, attracting some passers-by.
Some men offered to help her deal with the man, but she said he should be handed over to the police. On hearing this, she said, the man apologised and denied having said anything to her.
His mother too arrived and requested her to let him go, but she stood her ground and he was handed over to the police.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2013.
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