Hyderabad girl opens up about being molested on the bus after Bengaluru incident

And she taught her molester a lesson he'd never forget.

By: Trends Desk | Updated: January 11, 2017 3:24 pm
Tapashree Ghosh taught her molester a lesson (Source: The Logical Indian) Triprasree Ghosh taught her molester a lesson (Source: The Logical Indian)

“Why did this happen to us in the first place? Would it have happened if there was a guy along with us?” wrote Triptasree Ghosh from Hyderabad. The woman decided to share her story after reading about the recent ‘mass molestation’ in Bengaluru and the incident she narrated first appeared in The Logical Indian.

While travelling on a bus from Hyderabad to Hampi in Karnataka with her friend, the two were uncomfortably touched and rubbed against by the conductor whom she taught a lesson he’d never forget.

“After reading about the mass molestation case in Bangalore on the night of December 31st, 2016, my friend asked me to pen down my experience from a few months back. I chose not to post anything about the incident on Facebook back then because I had already taught the man in question a lesson. Now, since we are all trying to bring to attention how women everywhere feel unsafe, it’s important that we all share our stories,” she wrote.

The two had booked bus tickets to and from Hampi and had opted for night travel. While on their way, Gosh’s friend, who was sleeping on the aisle side felt something touching her. She shared it with Ghosh but wasn’t sure if it was the conductor so didn’t complain. Coincidentally, on their way back, the two got the same bus with the same conductor but this time, Ghosh decided to take the aisle seat. She felt the same and caught the man red-handed. What she did next deserves an applause.

“I grabbed this man’s hand and yelled at him. The conductor started apologising and ran towards the bus driver. I did not say a word to him after that and waited until morning,” she wrote.

Next, she went to the nearby police station around the bus stand in Hyderabad, narrated the incident to the police who managed to catch the conductor before the bus left.

“We brought the man back to the police booth and the moment he saw the police officer he started crying and begging. He touched our feet, and his theatrics began. He was howling and begging that he will never do anything like this again. I slapped him. The officer made him apologise to us, and we eventually had to let him go. The officer asked me if I wanted to file an official complaint, but I let him go thinking about his family and how they would suffer,” she wrote.

Bravo, indeed! But, as she shared her story, she asked a very important question. “Yes, I was wearing shorts and a sleeveless tee but does that give anyone the right to touch me?”

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    Sathish
    Jan 12, 2017 at 4:13 am
    Gr8 Ghosh we need brave girls like you You could have raised an official complaint but left him for his Family tats really Gr8.
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    Sil
    Jan 12, 2017 at 7:07 am
    I like ur brave steps.. your right it does not giv right to touch any for thr dressing. But prevention is better than cure.. clothes should be worn based on situation. If ur at party thts perfect.. if ur at a holy place?
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    Rajeev Rambhatla
    Jan 12, 2017 at 7:17 am
    So what if you're at a holy place? What do one's clothes have to to do with one's belief or faith in God? In fact, religion is all the more reason for us to respect women and respect the fact they can chose to wear whatever they want, whenever they want and where they want.
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    Araj
    Jan 12, 2017 at 8:19 am
    What is the purpose of wearing the cloths?
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    Rakesh
    Jan 12, 2017 at 10:31 am
    I was on this bus I think... coz there was some ruckus, it happened near mehboobnagar if I remember correctly. I was travelling alone and was puzzled as to what has happened... I wish she had escalated it more so that other pengers like us would have taught the conductor a lesson there and then itself.....
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    Tejpal Jain
    Jan 12, 2017 at 5:05 am
    Miss Ghosh, you have done a brave act by coming open on the incident and teaching the guy proper lesson, but were you not part of the incident, why do you invite attention to your side by your actions or dressing.
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