Published On : Mon, Aug 24th, 2015

Woman Shames ‘Abuser’ on Social Media

delhi-woman-posts-abuser-pix_650x400_61440394724NewDelhi/Nagpur: On Facebook, a woman in Delhi has alleged that a man abused her on the road and then challenged her to complain against him after “posing” for her mobile phone camera. But worse than the man’s comments, the woman says, was the fact that at a busy intersection, no one helped.

The police have registered her complaint.

The picture of the man sitting on a bike has been liked by 75 people and has over 14,500 shares since it was posted on Sunday.

“A man made obscene comments on me today at around 8 pm near Aggarwal, Tilak Nagar. He was on a silver Royal Enfield, vehicle number – DL 4S CE 3623. When I told him that im clicking his picture and i’m going to file a complaint against him, he responded by posing for the picture and said- “Jo kar sakti hai kar le. Complaint karke dikha, fir dekhiyo kya karta hun main (Do whatever you like. Complain and see what I do then).”

The woman says what disturbed her “more than his obscene remarks” was that at a traffic signal, “20 other people heard what he was saying and no one minded, no one intervened. No one stood up for me.”

She urged Facebook users to share the picture to help pin him down. “Today he had the audacity to say these things to me, tomorrow he will have the audacity to move one step ahead and do it” she said.

The Delhi Commission for Women says it is “shameful” that no one stepped forward to help the woman.

“Not one passerby came to her aid. It is laudable that she didn’t get scared and registered a police case. It is really shameful that 20 people were watching and didn’t do anything,” said the commission’s chief Swati Maliwal.

Days ago, a writer in Mumbai posted the picture of a man that she said had sexually harassed her. When the police traced the man and arrested him, he said he was only relieving himself and was misunderstood by the woman.