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Mumbai's Bravehearts Lose Lives Fighting Eve Teasers, as People Watch


Mumbai's Bravehearts Lose Lives Fighting Eve Teasers, as People Watch

Daijiworld Media Network

Mumbai, Nov 3: It was supposed to be a usual, fun evening out with friends, and it was, until it ended in the murder of two bravehearts.

Rueben Fernandes (28) and Keenan Santos (25) were stabbed on the night of October 20 by a gang of eve teasers, or rather, those who were sexually harassing girls. While Keenan died soon after, Rueben fought for his life for 11 days until he too breathed his last early this week in a hospital.

On October 20, the duo with five of their friends including three girls were out on an evening of cricket and dinner together, as they had been a hundred times before in their five-year friendship. As was their routine, they dined at Amboli Kitchen and Bar restaurant, watched a cricket match, and were standing near a paan shop, when the incident occured.


Keenan and Rueben


Keenan and Rueben with Avinash and Benjamin in happier times

The seven of them were waiting for their order of sweet paan when a group of goons lingering at the spot, and who were later identified as Jitendra Rana (25), Sunil Bote (20), Satish Dulgaj (35) and Deepak Tival (19), started passing lewd comments at the girls. The group of friends initially tried to ignore them, but when Rana started walking towards the girls, one of them, Avinash Solanki, intervened and blocked Rana's path. They got in to a heated argument, ending with Rana abusing Avinash, and the latter slapping him. Rueben too joined in and slapped Rana as well. Rana and his gang then left with a threat to kill them.

Thinking that the episode was over, Rueben, Keenan and others continued standing at the spot, but soon Rana returned with a big group of goons armed with knives and bamboo shoots. Panicked, the boys pushed the girls to safety inside the restaurant, and started shouting for help. But no one came forward, despite the area being a crowded one.

Rana and his men got hold of Keenan and stabbed him repeatedly on the stomach and chest and then lunged at Rueben too. Rueben's brother, Benjamin, who was already injured a few days back and had his hand in a cast, was also attacked and hit repeatedly on the injured hand. Avinash spotted a ladder nearby, and threw it on the attackers, which made them fall. He then rushed Keenan inside the restaurant  where he and a waiter tried to give him first aid.

A crowd had gathered by this time, but no one came to their help despite repeated cries for help, and did not even stop the attackers when they fled the scene.

Keenan's girlfriend Priyanka who was an eyewitness to the stabbing said her sense of security has shattered.

"People stood there watching...did nothing," she said in between sobs of distress.

The incident has put the entire Mumbai to shame, but what is even more shocking is the delayed response by the police.

One of the girls had started calling 100 for police as soon as the attackers arrived. But even after trying for an hour, she could not get through as the line was continuously engaged. Finally, a police picked the call, but instead of coming to help immediately, started asking the same questions about location and landmarks a number of times. The police arrived only after the injured boys were taken to hospital.

Police, however, did manage to arrest the four main accused, who were then booked under IPC sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).

Following the incident, social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have erupted with angry responses from millions across the nation. Campaigns have been launched demanding justice for Rueben and Keenan, and for making Mumbai a safer city for girls. It is indeed a shame that a girl is not safe in a crowded Indian metro even when she is in a group. And what is even more shameful is the way crowds simply stood by watching without moving a muscle, as if it were a scene from a film shooting.

Mumbai has lost two brave youngsters who stood against the menace of eve-teasing. Their courage will be repaid only when the culprits are brought to book.


Comment on this article

  • diaz, goa

    Sun, Aug 10 2014

    @maria stop discussing about wages
    @john u r talking about dress ??! many 6-5 year girls were raped will u also say that their dresses we're bad ??

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  • khan, mumbai

    Sat, Nov 19 2011

    The culprits should be Hanged to Death,..... there is no any other punishment but only Death for these goons.......

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  • sebastian, goa

    Wed, Nov 9 2011

    This was the most despicable attack on people who do not interfere. These murderers should be lynched in public. These infidels deserve no mercy. In India, such people have no place in society. Imagine if someone told their mothers and sisters, that they will outrage their modesties them till they die. They deserve a slow death by public hands and nothing else, even gallows, is incorrect. You eve teasers, we will cut your girth and show you where you belong. Long live my dear brothers keenan and rueben these skunks have innocent blood on their hands, they deserve death in a manner, that they will remember just like that ajmal and those pakistanis who killed 166 innocentIndians in cold blood. Ruthlesslessness will be met you ******* dogs.

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  • Nalini Kumar, Bhubaneshwar

    Mon, Nov 7 2011

    The Statue of these two brave young men to be placed near Sidhi Vinayak, Hazzi Ali and Bandar Church.
    So that girls after praying for their safety before God can pay homage to these brave young men.

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  • Jeet, Dubai/mangalore

    Mon, Nov 7 2011

    Justice delayed is justice denied.
    Justice in India as you all know will take its own time.
    You all may be knowing Kasab's case still alive...,
    so when will this killers will be charged of murder.
    Girls are the eye witness of this incident and report to the police and hope the Mumbai police taken quick action.........
    other wise GOD help our country.

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  • anil thomas dsilva, mangalore - adyar

    Sun, Nov 6 2011

    shame ful and help less peoples just want to watch drama,,

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  • Maria, Moodbidri

    Sun, Nov 6 2011

    Fardan Vohra, Vadodara/KSA
    It will be too bad if you compare India to ME countries. India is a democratic country, there are very good laws in India unfortunately they are still in the books or many people donot aware of them or to get there is a long way. As Susan stated in India A labour gets his wage each day, in western countries wages paid by weekly. whereas in Middle East many companies dont pay for 6 months, if a labor complains to the labor dept.. authorities just deport them back to India. Again Banning them 6 / 12 months from entering the country. if 5 million people are working in ME as Canute said its just a MAJBOORI

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  • Joen, Mangalore/ Sydney

    Sun, Nov 6 2011

    Speak some sense when its time to pray we Pray and when its time to have fun we do enjoy as well.. Dont tell People that Temple church and Mosque is the only Life..

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Loretto/Mumbai/Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 5 2011

    I totally agree with Susan that there is absolute human rights violation in the Gulf countries. There is no proper trial and re-appeal. Mostly the innocent and poor are implicated and go to the gallows while the rich, the locals, go scotfree. Innumerable innocents are languishing in jails out there with no hope of justice. Just imagine in India being such a trasperent democracy innocent and poor are implicated and sentenced to jail and death. Just now I read an article wherein two innocents (father and son) from a remote place in UP completed 10 years in a jail for a murder they had no commited. The presumbably murdered person came back home after 10 years. Now it has turned out to be an idea by an influential and rich person to usurp their property, the court has now reached the doors of the SC!!

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  • Francis Premkumar Rego, Siddakatte

    Sat, Nov 5 2011

    This is really concerning matter. India is slowly lurking into Talibanism. All people use law at their hands. And our Police have become cowards. Shame to all real big goons of this country (Politicians). These are real goons, are acting under cover, so their chelas are not bothered to do anything. God save INDIA.

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  • Fardan Vohra, Vadodara/KSA

    Sat, Nov 5 2011

    Janet Xavier, Dubai
    You are 100% correct. I been living in Saudi Arabia for more than a decade. I feel the same. This is the safest place than my country . In may native , my house where women and old people lives attacking a mob whenever communal violence occurred and they use to hide in nearby a hindu family who are so kind to us..
    As far as human rights concern , I being an Indian never heard during my stay that expat has given wrong justice. Instead the criminals have been given capital punishment those who involved in adultery, murder and drugs dealing unlike in India most of the times the cases either dumped or inspite convicted later come out easily after powerful peoples influence. When you see the rate crimes middle East is nowhere comparing to India. Gaddafi, Mubarak has paid for their deeds. We too need same kind of uprising against the corrupt politician and judicial system.
    Look at the corrupt politicians some of them enjoying outside the jail and some of them enjoying luxurious life inside the jail. Amar Singh has given access to USA . Look at the Narendra Modi, despite having enormous number of eye witnesses nothing has happened to put him behind the bars. Those who don't like middle East why should they come to earn their bread and butter. Let's not forget more than 5 million Indians living in Gulf (ME) to earn their bread and butter proved that they happy. We can't pick the isolated few bad cases and highlight to tarnish the image of those countries.

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  • Joseph Lewis, Mumbai/Vancouver

    Fri, Nov 4 2011

    I would like to offer my heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Keenan and Reuben. The 20 killers deserve no mercy. If the law now enforces the most sever punishment then it will pass a message to other criminals that the law will not tolerate such murders.

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  • Susan, Moodbidri, Canada

    Fri, Nov 4 2011

    Janet Xavier, Dubai
    In middle east crimes are not exposed. There is no Democracy in Dubai and human rights out of question. some of Dubai companies dont even pay labour salary for 6 months!!! Their labor camp is pathetic not fit for animals!

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  • Canute, mangalore

    Fri, Nov 4 2011

    Janet Xavier, Dubai. Most of the crimes in the gulf countrys are not exposed. Do not evaluate by the gulf news papers.

    Gulf states don't even have proper human rights for expats. Each and every law backs up locals. Same job a local gets three to four times more salry than the expat. Often they hreaten "we will cancel your visa and send you back!!" It forces many weman to dance to their song of the locals as well as some expets evel dovers who take advantage of the situation.

    Some woman organisations in India counselled and warned woman to double checkbefore they go to gulf nations. In Gulf nations it happens in other way that you will never find the way to law because of your "MAJBOORI" they very well know to use your circumstance as a weapon against you.

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  • Richard, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Fri, Nov 4 2011

    It is not Mumbaikars resilence or braveness, which brings them back on the road or work on the day or the very next day of any major inceident. It is fear of losing their job and self centredness. I have lived in Bomaby for 15 years and people even do not know who their neighbours are. this is the irony of Mumbai. After every major incident some socialites, who wants their pictures on the TV, come out and give big lectures of Mumbai resilence. Even the administrtion and police know that, Mumbaikars are cowards, who bark for few days and go to sleep again and again.

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  • mustafa, mlr

    Fri, Nov 4 2011

    Harsha Malhotra , Mangalore/New Delhi
    Diplomatic comments when minority dies. I am 100% u r hiding yr wrong identity.What's wrong with you ? why u drag Islam for everything ?Islamist Islamist?

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  • RAJ, MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

    Fri, Nov 4 2011

    I AM FROM MUMBAI FROM LAST 32 YEARS AND I SAW THE BOYS ONLY SHOW THERE DARING WITH THE GROUPS EVEN WHEN THEY FACE ONE BY ONE THEY SAYS I WILL SHOW U WHAT I AM BUT NOT ONE TO ONE ALL THEY WILL SHOW WITH THERE FALTU GROUPS, PIS ON ALL THIS CHARACTERS.

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  • Diago, Kuwait/Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 4 2011

    Ryan, This does not mean all Mumbaikars are scared. These people who were watching must have come from outside Mumbai. You have not seen true Mumbaikars. Just visit the city and you will proved wrong.

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  • Prashanth, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 4 2011

    Shame on Mumbai People. If the same thing happens to their relatives or Brothers or Sisters will they just stand & watch?????

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  • Asif, Pune

    Fri, Nov 4 2011

    There can only be one way to deal with criminals, an eye for an eye, public flogging and beheading of the criminals, show that we as Indians can deal with criminals.

    Even the Talibans do not allow woman to be teased, Crime cannot go unpunished, they must die.

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  • arjun, Mangalore, india

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    For a emergency call made to police, the routing and answer time is about 2 to 3 minutes, worst case. Depending on location the police can arrive at the spot in 15 minutes. Each constituency should be held accountable for handling emergency calls so that help can be ensured on time and innocent lives can be saved. It's sad to see these young brave men have to part with their lives.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Loretto/Mumbai/Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    In a city with the highest population density in the world and with a large floating population policing is a very very challenging task, carried out decently by the Mumbai police. Surprisingly, none has commented on the no. of mass murders that take place in the US and other developed nations at regular intervals by desperadoes wanting to take revenge going berserk/violent and going on a killing spree. In this particular case of Reuben and Keenan, the two deceased, probably incurred the wrath of these inebriated thugs by first physically abusing them instead of ignoring them after the initial altercation and leaving the place immediately!!! Today, one should be very careful before picking up arguments or abusing someone even though he is at mistake as you do not know what type of person he is. Recently there was a case in Mumbai where a sr. citizen got into a heated argument with a auto driver for refusing to take him and it lead to his death after the auto driver assaulted him at the heat of the moment!! Caution and calmness is the need of the moment!!

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  • Agee, India - UAE

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    SHOULD HANG THEM IN PUBLIC AND IF ANYONE RAISES VOICE AGAINST THIS HANG THEM TOO..
    THERE SHOULD BE NEW WAY OF HANDLING THE SITUATION NOT JUST COURT, JAIL, BAIL ETC.

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  • Precilla /Dsouza, Vamadapadau /bangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Amchi mumbai in trouble police busy with solve their own problems which they can't find soulition so this kind of act happening in hindi films now its happening in real life shame on u guys ur worship laxmi gauri parvati but u forget to give respect women................

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  • sheldon d, mumbai/udupi

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Our judiciary system is the worst in the world, even neighbor Pakistan is better in this term,
    the goons will apply for a bail, will get it and roam freely, after 3-4 yrs judgment will come from tada or a local court, then this goons will apply in higher court then Bombay court then ..... supreme court , this will be 40 years from now... then what will be the use..... Indian laws have made a mockery of justice
    just look at Dubai, Saudi , gulf countries , give so harsh punishment and fast, so that nobody dares do this kind of acts....
    my heart really cries when this kind of things happen....it just makes me feel this might happen to us also....
    R.I.P. Bravehearts

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  • clifford, borivili

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    The law and order is very weak

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  • clifford, borivili

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    The law and order is very weak

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  • Rishab Munjal, Zirakpur

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    It is very disappointing and enraging to see how these brave hearts lost their lives fighting injustice.Today is a darker day than when we lost Indira Gandhi. I am ashamed of my identity as an Indian. I didn't know that my countrymen are so cowardly and callous they won't stand up to fight injustice. Good people die young and i'm really sorry we lost someone who cared and someone who dared. Their sacrifice must not go in vain. Those  that did it should be punished, and severely.

    I STAND APART and I STAND TRUE...

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  • Noah, Kolhapur

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Mumbai = Bihar = Uttar Pradesh.. What else can you do ????????
    They are now Certified for next elections anywhere in India.

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  • Susan, Moodbidri, Canada

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Oh god. This place is worst than Somalia & Sudan.

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  • John Tauro, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Shocking and something unheard of in a city like Mumbai. I've seen a petty thief caught stealing in Mumbai is severely thrashed by the public. How come in the same city, bystanders remain dumb spectators when such a horrible, gruesome crime is taking place right under their noses? Is dadagiri of yester years reviving in Mumbai? Are those dadas let so loose by the police?

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  • Arun D, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    i understand the anger shown by the readers. The whole politically system has to be revamped. The politicains have become like kings. TYRANTS. One leader eats in dalits house to win votes, as if others are unwanted. the other useless opposition leader wants to go for yatras. if u dont act now it will be u or definetely ur kids tommorow.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Loretto/Mumbai/Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    This is a very unfortunate incident in which two lives were lost. RIP Reuben and Santos. The momentary rush of adrenaline on both sides culminated in the attack. It will be foolhardy to blame the general public as the attack would have been over in a few mins, before any one could react. One would be a hypocrite to say he would have dare challenged these drunken youth armed with dangerous weapons!!!Youngsters especially while under the influence of alcohol should be extremely careful and think 1000times before abusing anyone verbally or worst physically. The outcome can be giving up ones life!!!! One should understand Mumbai is a metro city bursting to its seams with all sorts of people moving around!!

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  • VARUN COELHO, MUMBAI

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    BOLLYWOOD IS TO BE BLAMED PARTLY FOR THIS GRISLY, HEINOUS CRIME, WHERE BY, GROUPS OF GUYS EVE TEASE A PARTICULAR GIRL (HEROINE) UNTIL SHE RELENTS AND BECOMES THE HERO'S GF. MANY YOUTH WHO WATCH SUCH KIND OF MOVIES THINK IT IS NORMAL TO DO SUCH ACTIVIITES IN REAL LIFE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE DRUNK.

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  • M.P. Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Years ago my elder sister was knocked down by a tempo near Prakash Studio on Andheri Kurla Road while returning from work. The tempo that time was being driven by the cleaner and not the driver. She was lying unconscious and bleeding profusely and people just left her and walked by until an off-duty police constable got down from a bus and took her to the hospital. Luckily she survived. Good samaritans are a rare find today as no one wants any trouble!

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  • Tony , Mangalore/Sydney

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Very sad indeed. My sympathies go to the families of the two young men who sadly lost their life. First of all, disgraceful, the Mumbai Policemen, for you let down the people badly by not responding to the case promptly. The very fact that the 000 number is made available to the public in case of emergencies, you should have been there on the troubled spot within a matter of minutes. It is the modern trend that, for various reasons, the public or the spectators do not want to get involved in case of any fights or trouble taking place on the streets, and this is what I have observed here in Sydney as well. But, in India, to used to be different, as the public promptly jumped in to calm the situation, but it is regretful to note that it is not the case any more over there as well. Secondly, one has to assess the whole situation and try to keep away from trouble - never get into a physical fight or put yourself into a dangerous situation - for one does not know what would be the consequences - anything can happen at the heat of the moment - and surely it is not worth losing one`s life. Should a unpleasant or wrongful event takes place, one would be better off to lodge a complaint with the law enforcing authorities rather than taking the law in their own hands.

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  • shammi, karnataka

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    What happened to Mumbai?It is such a shame n disgrace to a nation.We must voice our opinion...Keenan n rueban should be served with 100% justice.
    Incident happened near bar & restuarant.A place where there will be glass bottles n kitchen knifes...If i were there i wud have definately throw glass bottle atleast on 1 goon.in this way all goon wud have run.It is so sad my heart bleeds to hear this news....PLZ INDIANS BE SMART N FACE THE SITUATION...COZ IF WE R SILENT ,IT CAN BE OUR TURN NEXT..

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  • Hariprasad Hegde, Mangalore/Udupi

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    My heartfelt Condolence to the Families of Braveheart Rueben Fernandes and Keenan Santos. May your soul rest in peace.
    Girish Kumar, Mangalore you are right beside that John must be one of those Animals Eve Teasers...
    Ravindran, Mimbai..."Eunchs" are much better then these peoples who were watching, because "Eunchs" would have atleast fought with these animals.

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  • Hariprasad Hegde, Mangalore/Udupi

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    My heartfelt Condolence to the Families of Braveheart Rueben Fernandes and Keenan Santos. May your soul rest in peace.
    Girish Kumar, Mangalore you are right beside that John must be one of those Animals Eve Teasers...
    Ravindran, Mimbai..."Eunuchs" are much better then these peoples who were watching, because "Eunuchs" would have atleast fought with these animals.

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  • Stany D'sa, Dubai

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    No doubt time has come to get rid of murderers. one must own a licensed pistol or carry a automatic knife for self defence. The killers of Mumbai Bravehearts should be hanged in public. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. It is shame on Mumbai police and look like they want more kasab's in Mumbai streets. Chief Minister must act now.

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  • Ryan, Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Shame on Mumbaikars. They hold candlelight rallies for silly reasons. But no one mean it. When Terrorist attaked Tajhotel and Local trains these mumbaikars were shouting like anything holding candles in the Gateway of India saying they are together. How can they face the outsiders if they can not even able to fight own local goons. All is just show off. Candles are very cheap now a days.

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  • C K DAYANANDA, MANGALURU

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Three girls with four boys spending the evening in bar always give chance for anti-social elements.

    In stead, they could have gone to a temple or a church or did some spiritual exercise at home.

    Please follow our age old tradition in every home and give values to our young generation.

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  • Andrew Pereira, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Girls have freedom for dress. I just suggest, Girls please be brave & bold. Pls always be ready to fight with such idiots.
    I feel, in this case, boys could have saved, if their Girls would have shown courage to face these goons. Girls pls change your mindset, you can change this world.

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  • M.Bhat, Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    We need to condemn these kind of savegery and appreciate the bravery of two guys who lost their lives while dealing with rougue monsters, instead of picking fight with Mr.John Mangalore. May thier soul rest in peace.

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  • Michelle D'souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    My heartfelt sympathies to the family members and friends on the demise of Keenan and Reuben. May the soul rest in Peace.

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  • Kevin, Dubai

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Hey John... sounds like ur an eve teaser as well. By the way y r v all jumping around al this. It is bcoz we have a new topic to discuss and gossip about. Havnt you forgetten the famous mangalore pub incident where girls were beaten??? here atleast the guys saved the girls from the humiliation. God bless keenan and reuben and his friends. May your soul rest in peace. Please post your comments as if you have mothers wifes and girlfriends not comment on what to wear and not. I find the law too relaxed in india coz no judgement is passed on even though u hav immediate proof. I'm sure the cuplrits wil walk frre bcoz by the time they stand trial al of us would hav forgetten the episode. sorry indians but thats the way u and me live. cry about it today and forget about it tomorrow. many cases around us we read comment and forget infact we gossip abt it as well. Even i am the same, i would admit i would not hav jumped to save those guys fearing my life but certainly i think now i will voice out and follow this case till the end and keep remninding everyone abt it. All the best to me........

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  • Olivia, Dubai

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    John, you seem to be seeing all girls/women in the same light as the wrong doers. If this had happened to one of your own then probably you would have understand the depth of the situation.

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  • Bhani, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Shame on that particular police...Those Murderers should be brought in the public and their families should be tortured in front of their eyes so that they realize how the families of Keenan and Reuben are suffering... Let their soul RIP

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  • Harsha Malhotra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    only thing stands..in between these guys..nothing but due to prestige issue..unfortunately ended by taking lives!!

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  • Sunil Dsouza, Mangalore / Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    One of the killers was a barber and other one a laborer, another 2 were unemployed youth aged between 19 and 23.............when cops went to the slum areas to arrest these culprits the people misbehaved with cops as well....such is the odacity of these 3rd rate culprits

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  • ralph, udipi mumbai

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    HANG THEM.....

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  • Tony Pinto, Manglore - Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Shocking Incident young boys lost live rest the soul rest in peace but we need to have proper investigation , mafia or builders hand cannot be ignored .........

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  • Thomas Valder, Bahrain

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Mumbai has lost two, young, brave heros. Great, great loss indeed. May their soul rest in peace. May almighty God give enough strength to their near & dear ones to accept the will of God & beleive that the young heros are happy in the company of Angels in Heaven. Regarding the goons, they are a disgrace to humanity and I pity their unfortunate parents.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Absolutely shocking news, What will the Mumbai police do?? These policemen are too busy doing duties, collecting hafta and bribes and helping the RICH, harass the poor. How will they get time to solve the cases?

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  • VARGHESE , AVADI, CHENNAI

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    This is a common phenomena of the in Indian society now a days, public is watching crimes like silent spectators and criminals are enjoying with their notorious actions. Please react, thinking that the crime is happening to your brothers & sisters. Lift a finger if not possible to stop it. Make an voice against those criminals loudly or call somebody for help if you are not strong enough to stop. You can show your disagreement against a crime in any manner doesn't matter, show it then & there. That is your duty to the nation & mankind. This is submitted to all those silent watchers of the Mumbai's eve teasing incident.

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  • Tina Lobo, Mumbai - Dubai

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Good One Janet Xavier, Dubai reason good people transported to dubai - abroad and criminal people left back in INDIA such as from RSS/VHP/BJD/SS/RS/ABVP etc etc honetly this people are from this units......first ban this organisation then HANG THIS CRIMINALS.

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  • Antony, udupi

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Attention all political parties, you guys got the candiate for your respective parties, with murder they have qualified the norm to be politician, and for mango people vote for them

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  • Janet Xavier, Dubai

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Harold D'cunha, please dont compare the Middle East to Mumbai. I am a Mumbai girl and I am living in Dubai for the past 20 years and I find Dubai the safest place in the world today. The crime rate here is not even 1% of Mumbai and that is because of the strict Islamic laws of this country. As Jagdishachappa said HANG THEM!

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  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Now I agree with you Harold,yes girls can wear any kind of dress they wish, but there should be policemen and policewomen all around and round the clock watching the goons and catching them.
    I was little practical in my approach!

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  • Ravindran, Mimbai

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    At the outset, I term all those bystanders as "Eunuch". If these characters are coward, it is better they leave this earth. Shameless & worthless characters who make living by wrong means. About those gangsters, they deserve nothing than a death penalty. But the problem is, who will hand over this punishment when our country is governed by goons!! But elected by whom? Obviously by "Eunchs"

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  • Rajesh , mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    These goons should be given such treatment that no other man should even try to molest / rape / pass lewd comments on any girl however dressed.... kill such b....

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  • Harsha Malhotra , Mangalore/New Delhi

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Mr.John Isamil,Mangalore..You are absolutely right should ban alcohol drinks and start drugs as happening in islamic countries!!

    chapter will be automatically close as happened earlier or case will be dragged for few more years..no use of any comments..what's happened is wrong..may be purana enmity..it's happened all of sudden..nobody knows where anger leads to!! matter of prestige becomes for killers...in front of gals..

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  • ali, hyderabad

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    boss, v as a country r so corrupt n deep in shit, i bet these guyz wl get bail in no time and one of our political parties wl help thm 2 get free, thn they will get the confidence 2 do it again, wow jeo india jeo............, hum day tax aur politicians kare enjoy aur unke gunde kare raaj, hehe he

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  • eskay, udupi

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    ever since BJP has come to power in Karnataka, crime has increased. what a shame!!

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  • Darshan, Pune

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    All involved in this crime should hang till death,we should take lesson and need to help if such crime is occurring in-front of us,If court delayed statement like Nagpur we should punish criminals, also i don't understand why they decided to stay there instead of going quickly to home or nearby police station,

    Our problem people tend forget such indicants and criminal takes advantage of this mentality of short public memory

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  • Darshan, Pune

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    All involved in this crime should hang till death,we should take lesson and need to help if such crime is occurring in-front of us,If court delayed statement like Nagpur we should punish criminals, also i don't understand why they decided to stay there instead of going quickly to home or nearby police station,

    our problem people tend forget such indicants and criminal takes advantage of this mentality of short public memory

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  • rameshpm, hyderabad

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    I question why not to give travel advisory to travellers of their respective countries like Australia, America, Canada and like as we ourselves are not safe here, our women are not safe. I wonder is it a civil society we are living in. Please wake up. Itna kyu sote hai hum...........

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  • Gracy, Bangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Its very difficult to find youth who fight for a good cause. But this is really pathetic. Instead of standing and watching them get beaten up the crowd couldnt even call the police and try to catch them up? May their soul rest in peace.. They will be remembered for their bravery. This shows how safe are girls in city also even in between known people! Action should be taken against the brutal killers.

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  • Jude, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Shame on Mumbai people, selfish people

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  • jagadishachappa, bangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    lost is past but what about the persons who did this henious crime.will they be hanged for this or let loose for any sufficient proof.we have to take decisions immedeately,because our system is slow till the people forgets this episode.but we wont get our children back.the murders whould be hanged immedeately.

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  • Anup, chennai

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    I just want to ask that had u all been there, would u have intervened in such a case when the attackers had knives and hockey sticks...offcourse none of u would have dared...its easy to blame people in comments but we ourself being there would also have done nothing...its all about police action that we should be concened about....police should be made more accountable and speedy.....the people present there would surely be thinking the right way but there was nothing they could have done without getting themselves hurt, may be even killed and let me tell u nobody wants to die such a death.....!!!

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  • capt.cornelio, udyavar

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    eve teasers have no place on this earth .hope all these criminal goons go behind the bars for life.hope Mumbai police commissioner will do his best to put these men behind bars as they are threat to the society.hope respectful lawyer will not take up their case for their bail.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Dear John Mangalore, as u have mentioned banning alcohol and girls decent dress code will reduce crimes. This is absolutely wrong as these eye teasing rogues mentality is not due to alchhol or nothing to do with dress code. For them except their mother/sisters, rest all look the same.

    There are infinite number of cases in Middle East countries where alcohol is banned but many young boys have been raped by the local citizen. Rape of women many times goes without complain in middle east. Only those who have suffered knows it.

    Girls wearing decent dress will not make any difference to this type of rogues, rowdies, sick mentality people. If your sister/daughter would have been eye teased, then you would not have commented. This sickness of teasing others girls has become a part time habit n enjoyment to some. The language one will understand is breaking one part of the body, so that they will remember it rest of their life as this language suits these type of rowdies very much.

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  • Girish Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    John, Mangalore...i guess you are out of your mind, what difference it will make if the woman dresses in a descent way? The Eve Teasers will still have bad intention in his mind, mindset of a person will remain the same. People who were standing and watching at them are real cowards.
    Rueben Fernandes and Keenan Santos i Salute you both. May your soul rest in Peace.

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  • Canute , mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011


    Hi John, Mangalore, in Muslim countries alcohol is freely available legally or in other means. People drunk and drive in gulf stats and also commit crimes by consuming alcohol and with out alcohol but one thing they know if they fall in the hand of the police they will surely grilled. It is very thin possibility to escape from the hands of the law. It is not the shariya law can reduce the crime because there are also worst criminals in gulf stats. Indian law is enough to tackle the crime if the law is properly implemented and followed.

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  • dev, mangalore/uae

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    John there are people who rape 3,3,4,5,6,7 year old girls even infants.. There are people who rape a women whoz a labourer working in a bulding construction,

    The mindset of a person will reamain same despite wat other sex person is wearing..

    Please correct your statment

    tommorw your wife/sister/daughter will be wearing salwar and walk and some eve teaser will do it with them whats your response.

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  • Tauseef, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Where are really heading towards....?what has happened to us guys?this is pathetic....Do people who fight for good are really not valued anymore?what the hell was the public doing there...this is the most painful and shameful thing...First of all the police didnt come and the public...Is really the police meant only to safeguard the corrupt politicians?What about us tax payers?And the public which was watching this i would suggest ke haathon mein chudiyan pehenlo...Those people who come infront of shops clapping and say "ae raju chal paise nikal" are much brave...
    All we can do is pray for the souls of the two brave boys...I urge everybody that in such situations please stand up and fight...please...

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  • Rupesh S Mahadik, Badlapur

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Due to such incidents & cowardly act of lookers these type of incidents are repeated. One from the crowd of 100/1000 even dares but it is the duty of rest 99/999 to support the one, but no one dares. I in my daily life see incidents such as eve teasing & harrassment of senior citizens but am not able to fight because there is a surety that you are alone in this fight & no one will support. In day to day life there are so many incidents which we the common public can avoid and teach such stupid & morons a lesson that they are not the one who rule, but there is a lack of support from each other. This incidents is really very sad that two youngsters got their life ended for a good deed.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Eve teasers get attracted by those girls who dress differently.Hence it is wiser to dress good looking but not to be prey for the goons.

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  • Canute, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    This incident clearly shows that how weak our police department and law is and in other hand the attackers did not stabbed the guys but the image of the police force. They are so confident to over throw the police power and the government law because behind them there may be a patron politician . These goons are above the police power and they proved it, now police force must prove that they still breathe!



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  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Ban alcohol drinks like in muslim countries and see the difference.For sure crime rates will come down drastically.

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  • NBH, Bhopal

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Shocked to hear about this incident ppl like this should be stoned in public and put acid in their body. We Indian always love to fire gun from other shoulders but never have courage to fight for it.

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  • dagdu, ranchi

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    if govt & police not interested to protect citizens then licences should be given for self protection

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Only one punishment. Line up these goons in a public place. First lash them and and then have them shot by a firing squad. Believe me , if this is done there will be no future incidents like this in India. Human rights activitists can go and drown themselves.I, many times wish that we had a sharia type of law in India as well. It is not too late to bring one, before our country goes to dogs completely.

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  • Anju, Kerala

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Its indeed shameful. When will people realize that tomorrow it could be your sister, mother or wife. Stand up and fight against such antisocial elements. You will never lose because these hooligans win on the basis of our fear. Its the same case everywhere else in India.

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