SHE WAS TRAVELING IN A MUMBAI’S LOCAL TRAIN, IN A LADIES COMPARTMENT, AND THIS PERVERT WAS IN THE SAME COMPARTMENT. FIRST HE BEGAN WITH STARING AT HER, AND THEN HE STARTED ABUSING HER. HE TRIED EVERY POSSIBLE WAY TO INTIMIDATE HER, AND FINALLY WHEN NOTHING WORKED OUT, HE UNZIPPED HIS PANTS AND STARTED JERKING OFF IN FRONT OF THE LADIES. SHE WAS SCARED, FINDING NO HELP FROM THE LADIES PRESENT IN THE COMPARTMENT, SHE CALLED THE POLICE HELPLINE, BUT WHAT POLICE DID, WAS MORE SHOCKING…

Police are there for helping the people, especially when the girls are in trouble, the police need to take the call seriously. When the victim girl called the police helpline, Instead of taking her seriously and coming to her rescue, they started laughing after listening to her ordeal thinking it is FUNNY. 

This is the story of a 22-year-old Pooja Nair from Mumbai, but presently staying in Bangalore. According to her Facebook post (which went viral), she traveling in the local train of Mumbai while she encountered the incident of Masturbation in the train.

According to Pooja, she took the train of 3.38pm from Borivali to Dadar. She was heading towards her home from Borivali, where she had come down to meet her friends. While on her way back she was sitting in the ladies compartment, and there was six other woman in the compartment.

THE LADIES COMPARTMENT OF MUMBAI’S LOCAL TRAIN

“I was looking at my phone and listing to music with the earphones plugged in, and I just saw this man standing across in the handicapped section attached to ladies compartment, with just a railings in the middle, and trying to reach towards the face of one girl. He was saying something to them. Initially, I could not hear anything clearly since I was wearing headphones. But out of curiosity when I reduced the volume, I heard him saying Ma******d. I heard it at least six times in the 30 seconds. I listened to it quietly, and I looked at him, our eyes met and I looked down again.”

According to Pooja, he kept abusing that girl, and nobody in the compartment said anything to him. “There are many mentally challenged people who travel on the train regularly, and I’m used to many of them cursing, so I thought him to be one of them, and let it go.

But I was wrong, in the split of seconds, where our eyes locked, he took the chance to come to me. He came to my side of the compartment and put his hands through just like he had done before. He called me the same, another 6-10 times. I looked up, and just kept looking at him for 20 seconds. Thinking of what I should do.”

The next moment what he did was the most sicking thing. “He put his hand down, whips out his penis and grins at me, he starts masturbating. For those who know me also know that I have seen this too many times. Maybe that prepared me to do what I tried next. I was rational, calm,” says Pooja.

DAILY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of LADIES TRAVEL IN MUMBAI’S LOCAL TRAIN, BUT WHO TAKES THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THEIR SAFETY?

Pooja asked around for the police helpline number with the woman sitting next to me in the same compartment, but since her balance was low, she took the phone of the other girl and called the police. But to her surprise, instead of helping her, the police started laughing after listening to her ordeal. “Apparently they found it “FUNNY” i guess. I gave all the details to the police and told them about the compartment i am in, and the next station that is approaching. But they laughed and cut the call,” said Pooja.

Following the incident, Pooja made the Facebook post and she put her horrible experience in the Mumbai local on the Facebook post, and within no time her Facebook post went viral. According to the Reports, the railway GRP and all the officials who did not take the matter seriously started searching for the culprits and the reason behind this was the orders from the senior officers to them. According to Pooja, following the publication of her post, she received several calls and messages from hundreds of people including the SP, DCP and other police officers.

HERE IS THE POOJA’S POST (YOU CAN READ HER FULL POST-BELLOW)   

Mass-Train-Bait/ Masturbate

Mumbai

Train from Borivali to Dadar

3.38 pm that was delayed. Picture was taken at 4.09 pm

I’m sitting in the train, going back home after meeting friends who live in Borivali. I’m in the ladies compartment, there are about 6 other women. I’m sitting on the side that can see the handicapped section of the train, but with railings in between. On my left, there is another girl. We both are listening to music. In the handicapped section is a man. I’m looking at my phone and I see him waving at the girl through the railing. He’s put his hands through and has reached half the distance to the girl’s face. I cannot hear him, I’m wearing headphones.

I reduce the music, out of curiosity and also to see whether she needs help, I do not turn. Looking down at my phone, I hear him calling her madarchod. I heard it at least 6 times in the 30 seconds I listened. I looked at him, our eyes met and I looked down again.

There are many mentally challenged people who travel on the train regularly and I’m used to many of them cursing, so I thought him to be one of them and let it go.

The split second where our eyes locked, he took the chance to come to me. He came to my side of the compartment and put his hands through just like he had done before.

He called me the same, another 6-10 times.

I looked up and just kept looking at him for 20 seconds. Thinking of what I should do.

Meanwhile, he puts his hand down, whips out his penis and grins at me, he starts masturbating. For those who know me also know that I have seen this too many times. Maybe that prepared me to do what I tried next. I was rational, calm.

And I asked the other women to tell me the police helpline and also yelled that this man was showing me his privates.

They gave me the helpline. I had just run out of credit in the morning, so the girl he was waving at first gave me the phone. I called up the helpline.

The next paragraph is a summary of that conversation:
I told the person on the line all the details. The train was just approaching Kandivli. Which compartment, what time. All of it.

Then I told him that this person had also called us what he did. And then the person on the helpline laughed. He found it funny.
I asked him whether they’d pick this person up at Kandivli.
He cut the call.

I’m not sure what happened. When Kandivli came, the man got out of the compartment and started walking towards the doors of the ladies compartment. 6 women who could easily take him down, started yelling. I stood up and walked towards the door. He told me he would rape me. I told him to do it. (I only did so because I knew he wouldn’t and because the time permitted me , so did the space.)

Learnings :

1. Our helplines. Do they really help? Or is equality for women just a trend for marketing and PR?
2. Rape is supposed to scare me. Stop being scared by it. Stop making it a big deal. Somewhere there, it will stop.

Don’t take me wrong.

Rape IS a big deal. But physically, mentally for the pain it causes. not because the honor of this society lies in my vagina. Not because I will be SCARED by the prospect because my life will be ruined.

I once even called a suicide helpline that didn’t pick up. The irony.

SOURCE: VARIOUS SOURCES

IMAGES: SOCIAL MEDIA

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