Man gropes young woman in Bengaluru Metro as 'callous' co-passengers watch

Bengaluru, Nov 22 (IANS): Taking advantage of morning rush, a man groped a young woman in a moving Namma Metro train here even as the co-passengers remained mute spectators ignoring the victim's screams for help.

Inaction of the people helped the harasser escape from the spot.

The woman's friend shared her ordeal on Reddit social news website and forum, and the post has gone viral on social media, raising concerns about the safety of women.

Using the username "proteincarbs," the friend recounted that his friend, who usually takes the bus to college, decided to take the Metro instead on November 20.

Around 8:50 a.m. at Majestic, the Metro was extremely overcrowded, much more than usual, with a lot of pushing and shoving. Even the woman responsible for managing passenger flow let an unusually large number of people into the train at once, he said.

"After a while, my friend began to feel very uncomfortable. She soon realized that a man in a red shirt, standing right behind her, was touching and grabbing her from the back. She could literally feel his hands," he stated.

"My friend didn't initially realize what was happening. The moment she turned around, the man literally sprinted away. She started screaming and crying for help, but nobody seemed to care," he recounted.

He further mentioned that she (the victim) is traumatized, and he is helpless.

The Bengaluru Metro Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officers maintained that they have not received a complaint regarding the incident that occurred on November 20 until now.

If a complaint is lodged, immediate action will be taken, and CCTV footage will be verified.

In a similar incident, a September 9, a college student had complained about sexual harassment during her journey.



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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Carry a Pepper Spray along with Lipsticks ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Whatever she carry either pepper spray or needle or koithi in her bag, will she is be able to remove the spray from the bag since she is fully got jammed....she cannot move. Same thing happened in 15 no bus and removed money from the bag. Bus was full and these guys in dusguise of burkha, make you helpless and unable to move !!! Passengers will spesk after they get down!! .

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore Kudla

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    A significant portion of the Indian population, around 80%, tends to engage in opportunistic theft and sexual exploitation. This is evident in our overall civic behavior, from improper waste disposal, such as cleaning in the Ganges and considering it holy, to littering and instances of inappropriate behavior like groping. Such actions are often characterized by hypocrisy.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Wed, Nov 22 2023

    sharia law is the need of the hour in sex starved india....

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    We don't need sharia law you can continue to apply inside your house, we need strong willed citizens who to help each other in need and not shoot videos or just look and enjoy.

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  • Manthan, Kalladka

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Sharia law is there in many countries of the world, human rights denied, fair trails not conducted, biased judgments given, justice quashed .....

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