Anjuly – Gender woman Was: a victim City: Near my PG in Indira Nagar

 
 

Gender woman

Was: a victimnight road
City: Near my PG in Indira Nagar, Bangalore
Was wearing Jeans and Shirt
Reaction: Helpless, Passively Endured

Incident was : One time

Perpetrator was a Stranger and aged 20-30

Experience:
I was returning after dinner at a restaurant called High Note. One of my male friends was with me. As we were nearing my pg, two men in a motorbike started following us. They seemed inebriated. They were passing lewd comments. My friend advised me not to make eye contact as this would only goad them. He threatened to call the police but this didn’t have any impact on them. We had almost reached my pg when the men swerved and almost hit us. They started asking us whether we were a couple and whether we

were ‘having fun.’ I asked my friend to come inside my pg as I felt it wasn’t safe for him to walk back to the main road. The men disappeared around the kerb but then, a few minutes later, they came back. Then again, they rode around the kerb. My friend called a cab and I waited with him till it arrived. The men, by then, had left. These are rowdies who feel they have the freedom to do what they want because they know they won’t have to face the consequences of their actions. The trajectory of other womens’ stories might vary, but the helplessness we feel is the same. The anger we feel is the same.

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