A St. Stephen College student recently shared a harrowing incident on Facebook Page Pinjra Tod which went viral.
The girl described the incident which took place on 8th September in her PG in Lajpat Nagar where she found a drunk intruder with his ‘pants down’ in her Kitchen.
She pulled a chair from the kitchen and pushed the man away and locked herself in her room and called the PG owner who took 40 minutes to reach due to traffic. While the intruder took off his pants and rolled her PG mate’s magazines and tied them up with her rubber band, to play with his penis.
When the PG owner came “he beat the man up and let him go and didn’t let us file a police complaint.”
The girl in whose room the intruder had created the scene called up the police. Two policemen and the PG owner’s friend called, a head constable named Shyam Sunder reached the spot.
The policemen told her not to lodge an FIR against the man and laughed at the scenes captured in the CCTV footage. The policemen said, “Ladki jaat ho, kya court kacheri jaogi. Kuch nahi hoga case karne se. Ek din bhi nahi rakhte hein is cheez ke liye custody mein.”
The PG owner, who was more concerned about the reputation of his PG, did not allow the girls to file a complain.
She wrote, “The police wasn’t supportive at all. They said even if I file a complaint and the man is caught, they cannot keep him inside the jail. They’ll leave him after one day. When police constables react in this way, how do we expect justice in this society? Also, according to them it would not be wise for me to take an action, as the man’s friends would take “revenge” from me and I can become a victim of acid attack or something.”
The PG owner went on to call the man a “baccha”. He said, “Ye 7 bacche hein, mere saamne hi bade hue hein ye bacche. Yahin Sapna cinemas ke paas bethte hein.” He doesn’t know his date of birth, yet he was claiming that man was a juvenile and I cannot take action against him.
She added, “I cannot let these men get away with this so easily. Even the behaviour of police constable, Shyam Sunder, Amar Colony police station, is not acceptable. When someone wants to take an action, it is the duty of the police to support them, instead of laughing it off and manipulating their decision.Regularize Private/PG accommodations!”