Bengaluru, the IT capital of India, is understood for its distinctive work tradition, which frequently ends in gruelling schedule for a bit of workers. However this time, Backyard Metropolis goes viral for a special purpose. A person dwelling in Bengaluru has shared a scary incident on social media platform X (previously Twitter) that occurred along with his spouse, whose automobile was chased by a bunch of males. The incident has sparked a debate on social media, with customers sharing their very own experiences.
Within the now viral X publish, person Srijan R Shetty wrote, “I’ve by no means felt unsafe in Bangalore-I do know my privilege of being a Kannada-speaking male-but final Thursday evening I felt how unsafe sure components of town are post-10 p.m. I’ve seen these horrific movies of faux accidents in Sarjapur the place hooligans have tried to blackmail individuals within the automobile.”
He added, “On November 8, my spouse supplied to drop off another colleagues (2 females and one male), contemplating it was onerous to get a cab from Sarjapur. Their automobile was chased down by a bunch of males for a number of kilometers; she was sensible sufficient to cease solely on the primary street and inform the cops as quickly as potential.”
Mr Shetty mentioned the boys even requested the occupants of the automobile to get down however her spouse did not comply. He additionally mentioned that the automobile was hit by some tempo drivers, pressurising the girl and her colleagues to get down. “Not one of the bystanders helped the three ladies and a man within the automobile.”
Within the face of adversity, his spouse exhibited swift decision-making by pulling over on the primary street and promptly alerting the police.
I’ve by no means felt unsafe in Bangalore – I do know my privilege of being a Kannada talking male – however final Thursday evening I felt how unsafe sure components of town are publish 10pm.
I’ve seen these horrific movies of faux accidents in Sarjapur the place hooligans have tried to blackmail… pic.twitter.com/lwHK8dymZM
— Srijan R Shetty (@srijanshetty) November 14, 2023
“If it hadn’t been for her wits in calling the cops after which calling us and 10 of her buddies to right away be a part of her at her location, the incident may have taken a special flip. This metropolis deserves higher than this; we’d like safety, and we’d like it now. Sarjapur has been a hotspot for these incidents, and we have to work out an answer to curb this menace,” mentioned Mr Shetty.
The publish gained lots of consideration on-line with customers sharing comparable experiences.
“I’ve had about 4-5 comparable incidents, both on my own or others. Similar modus operandi. Dashcam got here to the rescue for some. For some, going to the police station and arguing for hours averted any misdemeanor. Nevertheless it’s scary on the roads, particularly late at evening. This ‘native angle’ is used probably the most,” commented a person.
“If police attain out after 112 name, then this isn’t a lot about “safety” however as an alternative about punishment for such crimes. Do register an FIR (not only a police grievance or NCR) so these criminals might be made an instance of. When you want any assist with this,please DM me,” wrote one other person.
Some customers even tagged the Bengaluru police and it reacted asking in regards to the place the place the incident happened.
“Please present particular space particulars and your contact particulars by way of DM,” the police mentioned on X.
In Bengaluru, there have been quite a few incidents within the latest previous following the same sample, the place criminals tried to extort cash utilizing faux incidents or staged car crash instances.