As harassment still remains an ‘untouchable’ issue in the subcontinent, the biggest factor that serves as an encouragement for the abusers is that no one calls them out for it. However, this female officer made sure he cannot get away with it!
As IANS reports, a man was seen molesting school girls in India’s Kanpur. When a lady constable saw it, rather than hushing the matter and staying silent about it, she took a stand and gave him a good beating….publicly!
Someone recorded the incident and the video went viral on social media. In the 33-second-long clip, the female officer hits the man repeatedly while he is crying and trying to hide his face.
She can also be heard shaming the culprit bravely. “Have you gone mad? Don’t you have a mother or sister at home?”, she says, while she repeatedly thrashes him.
ERE’S THE VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT THAT MADE ROUNDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
The woman constable was later identified as Chanchal Chaurasia, who is serving in the Anti-Romeo Squad of Bithoor police station.
However, the constable did not stop here! She later took him to the police station, where he was booked under Section 294 (persons indulging in the obscene act in any public place causing annoyance to others) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
This brave woman from our neighboring country has shown how we, as women, need to be taking care of each other and look out for each other. If we fearlessly start calling these culprits out when we see them acting inappropriately, it will discourage them. With this, the girls will also feel secure going out, particularly in the current times when cases of rape and child abuse spike horror every other day.
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