In a bid to escape molestation, a woman in Kolkata jumped a running auto.
As per police complaint, the woman had on Sunday-boarded an auto in South Kolkata’s Gariahat area to go home.
As she noticed the rear seat of the auto already packed with three men, she sat besides the driver to ride home.
She said that with the auto rolling, the sexual harassment started too.
In her police complaint, the woman said the passengers in the rear of the auto kept constantly touching her on her back.
She alleged that the man on the right hand side of the auto driver also reached out his hand over the driver’s back and joined in to molest her.
When even after a while the men refused to stop sexually harassing her, the woman asked the auto driver to pull over, she said.
But to make matters worse, the auto driver kept going and this panicked the woman so that she jumped the running auto.
Police is now investigating the case based on the CCTV footage of the area, as the woman had failed to get the auto rickshaw’s plate number.>