Female trainee journalist’s misbehaved in bus, posted in FB; CM orders police probe


Cuttack: The question on women security has again risen when in an incident a girl student of Journalism was misbehaved by a middle-aged person in a crowded bus on Wednesday night near Cuttack. Basing on the post of the girl in social media, Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik has sought for police probe on Thursday.

Acting on the Chief Minister’s directive, a team has been formed under Cuttack DCP, including a lady police officer, for the investigation. Meanwhile, the bus in which the incident took place has been identified.

Shockingly no one in the bus which had around 60 passengers came forward to the girl’s rescue.

It may be noted here that the girl hailing from Kendrapara was studying journalism in a college, here in the city. On the day of incident, she was travelling from Kendrapara to Cuttack during evening hours on Wednesday. The bus which was crowded with around 60 passengers in it, a middle-aged man travelling in the same bus started misbehaving with him. Initially, the girl tolerated his ill-act for some time. But with his repeated attempts, the girl started opposing and informed the bus conductor.

The bus conductor somehow, managed the situation and provided with seats accommodating both of them. The man sitting just behind the girl’s seat again tried misbehaving with her. While the bus was in run, near Manguli square, the girl tried to ring police helpline number (100) and later tried Women Helpline number (1091). But the numbers were unanswered.

Being harassed, the girl after reaching at her room posted the ordeal in her Facebook account. The post became so viral that it intercepted Chief Minister’s attention.

On being informed, the Chief Minister has ordered the commissionerate police for immediate probe and look that why both the helpline numbers were not answered.

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