A student of Ruia College took to social media after repeated complaints to the railway police about ruckus created by hooligans aboard a Harbour line train drew a blank.
The girl posted on her Facebook account page that eight men, who board the ladies compartment of the 9.23am Andheri local at King’s Circle station every day, tease, hoot and create ruckus till the train reaches Khar, where they alight. In spite of repeated phone calls to the railway police, no action has been taken against them, she alleged.
The girl also said that when a friend of hers complained to a policewoman aboard the same train about the hooligans, the policewoman said, “It’s none of my business. I am attached with the Mumbai Police. Please complain to the railway police.”
“This horrible woman refused to even just threaten those rascals with the lathi she was carrying,” the girl wrote on Facebook.
To make matters worse, the girl added, a majority of the women in the compartment said ‘Touch toh nahi kiya na, phir kyun itna complain kar rahe ho? (They haven’t touched you so why are you complaining so much)’.
“Are they waiting for the men to rape?” the girl asked.
Assistant commissioner of police, railway, Rajeshwari Redkar said, “We are verifying the phone number on which the victim lodged complaint. If the victim/s approach us with the complaint, we will not only keep her name secret but also take stern action against the hooligans immediately.”
If any woman commuter has some problem/complaint, she can approach the GRP personnel patrolling on the platform or call the GRP helpline 9833331111 or the RPF helpline 175 for assistance, Redkar added.