I was on my way back with my friends after watching Kabali,first day-first show. But what happened next,was something that i never ever expected.
While returning home,I took a detour at Alandur, to avoid the half tarred roads between the underpass and the airport during their renovating hours.As i stopped to pee as i saw an empty space,with an empty piece of land right behind me.
Soon I started hearing mourning sounds combined with sounds of resistance. Initially I thought it was a cat or some kinda animal making out, not longer did i realize it were human. Since i didnt want to put myself into trouble,i tried walking away ignoring everything that i heard.Instantly, I heard a faint drugged cry saying”bachao.. please help… anna.. anna.. anna.. “.
That was the moment,that thoughts within me told i need to act. Immediately, I shouted out angrily and jumped in hoping a passerby would hear and join to help.There were 3 guys, none of them from the south ( I know this cos I can understand all four languages spoken in the south). It wasn’t normal Hindi, it had some kinda accent to it (Not sure though).
The moment after i jumped in was followed by a fist fight with a guy. In between the fight,my eyes spotted a girl being drugged full on and two guys trying to undress her. Within seconds, i was strangled by the other with a thick jute rope.The scene was getting much more intense as I tried repelling the two.
Thankfully I was able to create enough time and space for the girl to get out and to get an autowala’s attention.The auto rickshaw driver ran in to our rescue and physically took on those men. When 1 on 3,became 2 on 3,they ran away. It took us a while to get to know what really happened and what would have happened if we weren’t there.
Though a police case wasn’t filed as per her request,my friends are now on a lookout to find the so called men.I circled for half an hour around the area and sadly,i wasn’t able to find any policemen to even notify him about the incident.
“I realized that one doesn’t have to be afraid to face any dangerous situation. If you are standing up for the right cause,the world will join you. Being human,one really needs to stand for the ones who needs help”
“Team 7pm takes this opportunity to appreciate Vasanth Paul for his heroic efforts that has saved a girl’s life.Efforts like these are what inspires the youth and society. We salute you”
(Rewritten from the story by Vasanth Paul)