Andhra: Harassed techie reached out to helpline only to receive "Welcome" text
A 21-year-old woman jumped off a running train to escape eve-teasing on Thursday. While there were no railway police personnel in the staff, no passengers too came to the rescue of the harassed woman. Finally, she reached out to helplines only to receive "welcome" messages.
"We are in kanyakumari to nizamuddin SF express. We are feeling a bit tensed and scared. These people are behaving in a wrong way. Can u please help us(SIC)," read a distress message that the victim sent to a helpline. What she received in reply was only a series of "WELCOME" texts, four in number.
The girl who works as a software engineer in a firm in Chennai, sustained head injuries after she jumped off the running train in a bid to escape molestation from three passengers. The victim was accompanied by two of her friends. The women did not have reserved tickets and were standing in the coach when three men started harassing them.
While two men started molesting the woman, another recorded the incident on his phone. The victim jumped off the running train Singarayakonda in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh after which another passenger pulled the chain to stop the train. The victim was rushed to a hospital while the railway police also registered a case.
Three men were booked under IPC sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) and 290 read with section 30 (creating public nuisance). Out of the three men, one was from Bihar while the others were from Uttar Pradesh.