A video of a girl from Arunachal Pradesh confronting a man, who allegedly groped her at ISBT in Guwahati, Assam on January 9, went viral on social media.
The girl was one of three contenders travelling to Delhi to represent Arunachal Pradesh in the Central Hall of the Indian Parliament at the National Youth Parliament, 2021.
She had secured first position in the state-level event and will speak at the National Youth Parliament today.
It was when she was waiting in ISBT, Guwahati for her departure to Delhi that she encountered this horror.
The accused, who was later identified as Shafikul Rahman, tried to escape but she somehow caught hold of him and called him out in public.
The crowd gathered in no time and the vocal Arunachalee lady voiced her discomfort and fear of being in public because of “people” like him.
She made sure that Rahman apologised in front of the public while also urging fellow girls to be bold enough to speak up and take necessary action if and when something of this sort happens to them.
(Edited by Aparmita Das)