Hyderabad: A 19-year-old girl travelling in an autorickshaw in Hyderabad was harassed by two men riding a motorbike who stopped the auto and abused her in a deserted area on Tuesday.
She recorded the entire incident while she, along with another girl, was on her way to the Abids mall. The duo followed her for over 10 km and later called some other men to the spot to further harass the girl.
Police have taken three men into custody. However, the main accused is still at large. The girl’s father says there were six men in total.
In the video, the two accused can be seen following the girls on a bike, and when they start protesting, one of them enters the auto and sits on the front seat. He then starts hurling abuses and stops the auto.
“There were many passers-by, however, no one tried to help us. I made the video so that people take my claims seriously. These men have been stalking me for some time but no one believed me earlier and this is the first time they have confronted me,” said one of the girls.
Speaking to CNN-News18, the girl’s uncle said, “As soon as she left the house for shopping, two men started following her. They forcefully stopped the vehicle in a deserted area and harassed her. Where are the SHE teams and where are the police? All this happened on a busy road.”
The girl’s father said the men tore off buttons of the girls’ clothes and snatched away their sandals. “The worst part is, all of this happened on a busy main road and no one bothered to help the girls,” he said
A case has been registered under Section 354(D) of the IPC.