Adding to the long list of crimes against women and the apathetic attitude of the society here is one more from Hyderabad. A 21-year-old software engineer working at an IT Company in Chennai jumped off a running train to save herself from molesters. The girl jumped off Kanyakumari- Nizamuddin Hazrat Nizamuddin after the 3-eve teasers started harassing her and 2 other girls. The incident happened in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning.

Source : Hindustan Times

According to a TOI report, the girl was going to Vijayawada for her engagement ceremony on Friday. Since the girls didn’t have the confirmed tickets they decided to get into the S1 coach and request the TTE to arrange seats.Since the compartment was full they were standing. After some time the 3 youths started harassing them.Two of them started pulling her dupatta while the third started filming them on his mobile.

The girls requested the co passengers to help them, but as expected from our apathetic society, no one came forward for help.
As the train reached Singarayakonda station in Prakasam district, one of the women jumped off the running train. The other two friends pulled the chain. Since the train had already slowed down the girl didn’t receive any major injuries apart from injury on her forehead.

The girl was taken to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital at district headquarter Ongole in 108 ambulance.

Source : CNN

Deputy superintendent of railway police M Satti Babu told Mirror, “We have registered a case under Indian Penal Code sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) and 290 read with section 30 (creating public nuisance).

The railway police have arrested the three men Harikesh Yadav and Sudhakar from Uttar Pradesh and Kurban from Bihar.

Needless to say, this once again raises the same questions, who gave those molesters the right to play with the modesty of a woman? and why our society is so nonresponsive when it comes to helping the victims. This is the same society which comes to the rescue of rapists like Baba Ram Rahim but refuses to protest against the molesters and eve teasers as if the same thing couldn’t happen with these people.

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