I was stalked by a few guys during my graduation years, while I was a resident of a girl’s hostel. This group of guys would follow me everywhere and later after few days I started getting blank calls and other threat messages. I found that the stalking and threat calls were because I refused to be in a forceful relationship with a boy I barely knew. When threat messages reached the extent of rape threats, I was in dilemma as I didn’t know whom to approach for help. I talked to my caretaker and warden in the hostel about it and they discarded the issues as it was not very serious and that since it was an off campus issue, it did not hold much gravity. Then I had to register a complaint at the Delhi Police Women Helpline number. But when the warden found that I had informed the Police about it she was infuriated that it will spoil the image of the hostel and was least concerned about my safety. Even though things got better later, I had to go through terrible mental harrassment inflicted upon me by both people outside as well as hostel authorities.
- Writer is a JMI Hosteleller,
StoryCredit : Pinjratod.