A woman in Gurugram’s Iffco chowk fought off an attempt by unknown men to pull her inside an SUV on Monday evening.
The 26-year-old had just got off a Volvo bus from Jaipur and walked a few metres to find better mobile signal so as to book a cab to get back home. A white Scorpio pulled up next to her and tried to pull her inside it, at 7 pm in one of Gurugram’s busiest junctions. The crowd didn’t deter the men from grabbing her hand and pulling her into the SUV.
The woman, who works as a consultant with an IT firm in Cyber City, wrote about her ordeal in a Facebook post, describing those horrifying moments and also as a warning to other women in the locality to be extra careful.
“NO ONE CAME TO HELP ME ON THAT CROWDED BUSY ROAD OF IFCO CHOWK”, she wrote in block letters.
"I gathered myself and put my foot on the door of the car and tried pulling myself back and I started shouting at the peak of my voice. Meanwhile, the signal turned green and the men sped away, throwing me on the road," she says in her post.
It took her some time to register what had happened and when she did, she ran to a place where she had enough people around her.
The Times of India spoke to her and she said that she had not yet filed a police complaint because she was apprehensive that her parents might ask her to come back home to Jaipur.
She tried to file an online complaint but could not submit it as she did not have all the required information. "I could not see the number plate of the car and hence I only have partial information on the details of the vehicle and information of the people in the car," she said.
According to the Times of India, the SHO of sector 17/18 police station, Ram Kumar, urged the woman to file a complaint immediately and promised the police would help her in every way they could. "She can register the complaint over phone or online and we will start investigating," he said.