As the nation spirals under the second wave of COVID-19, incidents of harassment and inhumane behavior are also surfacing which makes my heart drop. From oxygen concentrators being black marketed to some ambulances charging exorbitant amounts for short distances, these are adding to the already challenging situation of the country’s people.
A Twitter user shared one such shocking incident where a neighbor tried to take advantage of a woman’s helplessness amid the oxygen crisis and harassed her. In a bizarre offer, he allegedly asked her to “sleep with him” in exchange for an oxygen cylinder that she desperately needed for her ailing father. Check out the tweet below:
My friend’s sister like my baby sister was asked by a neighbour in an elite colony to sleep with him for an oxygen cylinder that she desperately needed for her father;
What action can be taken because the b* will obviously deny, no?#HumanityIsDead
— Bhavreen Kandhari (@BhavreenMK) May 11, 2021
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The tweet evoked enraged responses from people online.
Unbelievable!! How can some people fall to this level!
— Ashish (@_ashish) May 11, 2021
These kind of people should be thrown out from the society. They should be forced to live in exile.
— Rohit Varma (@rohitvaarma) May 11, 2021
Humanity at its lowest level!
The guy must not be left without punishment
— Dr Vibha Mathur (@VibhaMathur4) May 11, 2021
Vultures need to be taught a lesson. It’s this little lady today, someone else tomorrow.
— The Accidental Gandhi (@ClownPrinceG) May 11, 2021
Shameful……what kind of world we living with! even after everyone survive covid very tough to breathe.
— Mohammed Wajeed (@wajidimran77) May 11, 2021
People suggested her ways to take action against the offender, from lodging a police complaint to naming and shaming:
What the hell? If you are able to, file a complaint with the police or with RWA. What a vile person
— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) May 11, 2021
Its a crime under section 354-A of Indian Penal Code, 1860.
File a police complaint. Its not victim’s job to find evidences. If ultimately your case fails even then he will get the message that he is not untouchable. Make a dent in the universe. Stand up. We will support her.
— Shubham Gupta (@lawandnation) May 11, 2021
Tell his wife, mother, daughters, sisters. Shame him.
— namita🌠 (@namitaj68) May 11, 2021
A police complaint must be filed. These sorts of people must be taught lessons. They must be named & shamed. They’re a blot to the humanity.
— Rahul Soren (@rahulsoren) May 11, 2021
A complaint should be filed with police, even if it doesn’t succeed in his conviction for lack of evidence, he will stand exposed in society. Name and shame him.
— The Contrarian 🇮🇳 (@Contrarian_View) May 11, 2021
A user hoped that the woman and her father are okay.
Strength and prayers to the girl and her father..how low can people go…Shame him!
— saba sayed (@sabasayed20) May 12, 2021
This is definitely a new low for humanity. Have you heard or come across any such incidents recently? Tell us.
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