Every girl with an account on Facebook has her ‘Others’ inbox filled with messages from strange men that we ignore everyday. But a Delhi University alumna chose to stop ignoring these messages and expose one such man trying to harass her on the social networking site.
Prerna Pratham Singh received offensive texts from one man named Raushan Kumar, but instead of ignoring it she replied admitting that even though she had ignored such events in the past, she intends to change now. She then took a screenshot of her chat and posted it with an insulting description to publicly humiliate her harasser.
Within hours after Prerna posted this on her Timeline, a post came from the accused Raushan Kumar, claiming that his profile had been hacked and misused to send offensive messages.
Prerna’s post invited huge support from Facebook users resulting in more three thousand shares and over twenty-one thousand likes within 24 hours.
People not only accoladed her for the brave step but also offered to step up to provide any aide she might need to file the FIR.
Her supporters also include Dr. Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner Traffic Police Delhi who openly urged her to file an FIR against Kumar.
Prerna’s brave step is likely to go a long way in inspiring those women who face harassment daily, both on the web and off it.