Bangalore: There has still been no action against the men and a policeman who allegedly harassed a Manipuri woman on Thursday. The theatre person had filed two FIRs, one against the bike rider who hit her car but was let off by a traffic policeman and another against a group of men and the policeman who shoved her and passed lewd and racist comments.
The police have so far refused to speak on the issue. The woman claimed that the policeman called her a nuisance and threatened to arrest her when she clicked pictures of the motorbike-rider and the crowd. Talking about the incident, the woman said, "I was getting really frightened by the crowd that was inching closer to me, so I wanted to sit inside the car till my friends arrive. The policeman refused to help me. I was opening the car door and he just banged the car door. He said I was a public nuisance, the police people are coming and will take me to the police station."
She also said that there were almost 30 to 40 men who were harassing her. "The men, 30 to 40 men started doing the same thing. I didn't have a pen and a paper with me, I took a picture of the bike licence plate, so while I was taking the picture, these guys said, we will start taking off our clothes, will you take our pictures? I asked if they were daring me to do that? I said I will take your pictures. I started taking their pictures. They started escalating their sexual gestures and harassment," she said.
She said the policeman helped her only after 10 minutes of pleading and he was laughing and watching the incident all through. "After 10 minutes of pleading, the policeman relented and made me sit inside the car. This young boy, must have been 14 or 15 came close to my car window and said he will take off his clothes in Kannada. I understand some Kannada even though I can't speak it. He started unbuttoning his shirt. The policeman was just watching and laughing, threatening me and telling me I'm a public nuisance and I'll get arrested," the victim said.