Candle marches, huge protests, hunger strikes, court trials, Lok Sabha debates, media attention & then the same media turning a blind eye... Why am I talking about all these events? You'll get to know once you reach the end of the article. But I want to make this small appeal that you should move ahead with this read only if you promise to understand the sensitivity of this news rather than cutting-open it on the basis of lack of depth in the words.
Now that you're still reading, I believe that you are actually interested in reading this Chandigarh based girl's story that was posted by her on her Facebook profile hours before I started writing about her experience.
The image of this brave girl has been taken from her Facebook profile (because we don't see any harm in showing the face of heroes) and I want to let you know that the storytelling about her daunting experience last night will be done by random images from a YouTube video that are just for illustration purpose.
P.S. Her Facebook post is embedded at the end of the story!
The girl was rushing towards home after work from sector-8 when she sensed something odd after reaching sector-7.
The pathway she was driving on was low in traffic. But this was still normal, what was different was the feeling of someone following her.
It was a white SUV that was following her. In the very next moment, the girl found the car running parallelly alongside her car and the zigzag way was a proof that something was not right on their mind.
She took to Madhya Marg's way from St. John's traffic lights but the SUV forced her steering to Sector-26.
This time she knew that the situation can get out of her hands.
They overtook her car in speed and blocked her way so that she has no other option but to stop her car. A guy decided to walk out of the car towards the girl and now she was actually in a thick soup.
Still having a sane mind in this situation of supreme panic, the brave lady who not just was forced to very quickly reverse her car and run away, also used this short time of no wheels following her to call the Chandigarh police.
...was quick to understand the intensity of the panic caused and promised a sure help. This actually worked as a mental boost for her and she enjoyed a good 15 minutes no car chasing her.
By now, she was in a state of complete shock, fear, numbness and not exactly knowing what to do. She was unsure if she will be able to reach home that night. The SUV would try its best to corner the girl's car and let the guys in it take advantage of her vulnerability.
This time she had nowhere to go to, with a very slim scope of reversing and getting away with it.
...they will this time around not leave her, that they will kidnap her, harass her and what not. A tsunami of negative thoughts flowed through her already sick and tired mind.
They were standing parallel to her, ready to make the final move. One of the guys decided to take the leap and grab his prey.
She tried one last time to reverse and run away but this time she couldn't make it! Alas!
He reached her car's door and tried to open it with all his power while she watched in anger and fear. But something was about to happen that'd bring a sigh of relief to the girl...
They wasted no time to catch the two bastards who also happened to be from a very influential background.
They saved not just a girl's life, they instilled some faith in the mind of all the girls of the nation who are bound to make late night outings and are vulnerable to such creepy ill minds.
She had been lucky to have not born in a common man's family because if that must have been the case, she's have had no chance in front of these rich brats. If in a city where cops are present at every 200 meters, with cameras installed everywhere, this can happen, her case raises a concern for girls residing in every other city.
Girls must carry WEAPONS with them so as to feel more confident and have at least something to make that self-defence in the extreme need. Also, girls must not feel shy in calling for help as soon as they sense anything wrong. As was the case here, if the girl would not have called Police on time, we must be holding candles in our hand for no good.
It is impossible to teach these ill minds a lesson. Well, now I leave you with the words of the victim herself...
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Thank You my responsible readers!