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'I was groped in an auto in Chennai'

By Suman Sarangi
Last updated on: December 08, 2014 16:39 IST
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The shocking rape of a young woman in New Delhi on December 5 by a taxi driver has once again revealed how unsafe women are in India.

Last week, we asked you to tell us if you've been harassed in your city.

Suman Sarangi tells us how she was harassed in Chennai.

Have you been harassed in your city?I have been harassed in Chennai, which is considered very safe for single working ladies.

Incident One. While travelling in a shared auto, a man sitting to my right tried to put his arms around me.

Initially, I thought he was having a problem sitting in the packed auto. I soon realised he was trying to grope me.

I shouted, and the auto driver made the fellow get off the auto. God bless the auto driver's soul.

Incident Two: Once I got late while returning from work.

I asked a male colleague to walk me back to my place.

A man driving a moped was coming from the opposite side of the road.

The man hit my arm so hard I shouted at him. Even before anyone could respond, he had driven away.

After experiencing these mishaps, all I want to say is -- if you stay safe, then everything is safe.

You have to be careful when you venture out because you won't be lucky to find a noble autorickshaw driver (like I did) all the time.

Stay Safe...Stay Happy!

Image published for representational purposes only. Photograph: Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters

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E-mail (Subject: I have been harassed) and tell us how you were harassed and how you dealt with it.

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