The next time you plan to hug your wife or girlfriend inside a metro, beware! People may not like it and you may be physically assaulted, thrashed and slammed for your PDA!
A recent incident throws light on something similar that happened to a couple travelling in metro.
The incident is of Kolkata which is a metropolitan city, where a couple was harassed on the metro, pushed out and thrashed by a mob for a weird reason – The man and the woman involved were standing too close and were hugging each other.
In images taken from a mobile phone late on Monday night, the woman is seen trying to protect the man with her body as a group of men slapped, kicked and punched him.
The incident happened around 10 pm inside a coach of the Kolkata metro. The man and the woman were hugging each other, at that juncture, they were abused by the fellow passengers. The passengers raised objections on their public display of affection.
The couple was then thrashed and pushed out of the metro at the Dum Dum metro station. People who pushed the couple included middle-aged and elderly men.
As per the witnesses, both the man and the woman were beaten until some more passengers from another coach cut in and dragged them to safety. The pictures of the incident reached the office of Metro Rail and since then the pictures are being widely shared on the social media.
The officials say they are inspecting additional footage to establish what happened, and why the railway police didn’t intervene.
Till now, no official complaint has been filed with the Metro. People in Kolkata are divided into two different sections over the incident. Some claim that the PDA was fine since no one hardly pays any attention to it, while others say that once somebody passes a comment or makes a taunting remark, a herd mindset seems to take over.
An eyewitness Ujjwal Chakraborty said that the couple was constantly being harassed and asked questions for hugging in the public, as per a report. From “Why aren’t you going to a pub on Park Street?” to “Why don’t you get a room?” – a range of questions was hurled at the couple.