On Sunday, 15 June a 22 YO Mumbai women was traveling back to home (Mulund) post meeting her friend in Borivali. She boarded into Dadar local train from Borivali and sat in ladies compartment which was separated from the handicapped compartment by the railing.
Just like other women, she was traveling in local but something weird happened to her. Later, she shared her ordeal on Facebook and eventually, it went viral.
“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 m******d. I heard it at least six times in the 30 seconds I listened. I looked at him, our eyes met and I looked down again (sic),” she shared in her post on Facebook.
Read her full post here:
Mass-Train-Bait/ MasturbateMumbai Train from Borivali to Dadar3.38 pm that was delayed. Picture taken at 4.09 pmI'…
She also mentioned in her post that she ignored the man, as she thought he was mentally challenged. According to a report by TOI, when man streak himself at her near in between Borivali and Kandivali stations and even threatened to rape her. After which the women dialed helpline number 182 of the railway. However, the operator listened to her out, “laughed off the matter” and hung up.
When Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu came to know about the incident he tweeted and ordered a detailed inquiry into the matter.
Have ordered enquiry in the matter.Strict action will be taken against the guilty https://t.co/8bYODQY0OK
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) July 9, 2017
Later, Mumbai Railway authorities filed charge sheet against a head constable of RPF for ‘not getting the train attended in time and not informing concerned inspector’ about man revealing himself to women on a Churchgate-bound local, on Sunday.
This incident has made us think of women security in Mumbai. Is Mumbai safe for women’s?? share your views on the matter with us!!