CP advises not to rely on FB posts offering help to women outdoor in Odisha
Bhubaneswar: Amidst debates and discussions on women’s safety in the wake of the recent gang rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, a group of youth hailing from Cuttack have volunteered to offer help to girls/women feeling unsafe while traveling alone.
Through a Facebook post, the youth have shared their contact details along with their names and locations asking girls/women to contact them in case they feel unsafe while returning to their homes alone. The message says, “Anytime you face a problem while returning to home, you can call me. I will drop you at your home safely as a brother!”
Hashtagging ‘Khudko Badlo Desh Badlega’ in the post, the youth batted for a change in mindset of people.
However, the Commissionerate Police has advised social media users not to rely on the Facebook post that has gone viral on the social media platform. Through a tweet, he advised the people to dial 100 for any kind of help in such situation instead.
A FB trend of some people posting their cell numbers offering help to women/girls has come to our notice.
(a) Don’t rely on these posts.
(b) Dial 100 for our friendly & well-trained operators to attend you.
(c) give us feedback to improve our service.@SarangiSudhansu
— COMMISSIONERATE POLICE (@cpbbsrctc) December 5, 2019
Meanwhile, all the four accused in the Hyderabad gang rape and murder case were shot dead in an encounter by police near Shadnagar town in the early hours of Friday.