Stepping out on New Year’s Eve, especially if you are a woman can prove to be dangerous. Almost every year, we get to know about cases of molestation and harassment with women happening on New Year Eve in particular. This year was no different and a case of molestation of a female reporter during New Year celebrations in Shimla has come to light.
Nidhi Shri, who works in a leading Hindi news channel, has said that she was reporting Live on 31st night when the incident took place. Nidhi has said that someone from the crowd assaulted her by grabbing her back while she was on air. She immediately reacted on impulse and gave a tight slap to the man behind her. The accused stooped down further to the level of hitting Nidhi back on her head. He fled from the spot after that. The whole incident was captured in the camera. Nidhi has shared the video of the entire incident on her Facebook wall.
In the video that she has shared, the face of that boy is clearly visible. This video also shows that even after the disturbing incident, Nidhi went back to reporting.
In a strong statement, Nidhi has said that had she not been on duty, people would have casually blamed her for being present in a crowded place on New Year’s Eve.
They would have blamed her for the entire episode! The video has gone viral on social media and Netizens are pouring support in favor of the reporter. They are demanding quick action against the culprit.
Here is the video of the incident!