Lucky I wasn't raped: Chandigarh woman stalked allegedly by Haryana BJP chief's son
The woman, daughter of an IAS officer, said she was almost kidnapped in Chandigarh on Friday night. Photograph: (ANI)
A woman who was allegedly stalked by Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son, Vikas Barala, took to Facebook to share the incident saying she was ‘lucky’ to not have been raped.
"I'm lucky, it seems, to not be the daughter of a common man, because what chance would they have against such VIPs? I'm also lucky, because I'm not lying raped and murdered in a ditch somewhere," she wrote in a Facebook post.
The woman, daughter of an IAS officer, said she was almost kidnapped in Chandigarh on Friday night.
She writes that she was driving home at about 12:15 am on Friday when she realised a car was following her.
“It was a White SUV, and as I noticed it, it pulled up and started driving alongside my car. There were 2 guys inside the SUV, and they seemed to really be enjoying harassing a lone girl in the middle of the night, judging by how often their car swerved, just enough to scare me that it might hit me,” she wrote in her Facebook post.
A screengrab of the post the woman shared on Facebook. (Facebook)
She further writes that she was starting to panic by then and recalls how the SUV tried to block her way.
“By now I was totally alert and mildly panic-y, so I decided to turn right from the St Johns' traffic lights towards Madhya Marg(a more crowded, seemingly safer road). I tried to turn right from the lights but the SUV blocked my way, forcing me to go straight into sec-26.”
She says that at the next turn “they blocked the road” in front of her car, and a man sitting on the passenger seat got out of the car and started walking towards her.
“I reversed as fast as I could and went straight and took the next right turn before they could catch up again. I used this time to also call the cops at 100, and explain to them the situation and my exact location and where I was headed,” she adds.
Now she was driving on a straight road for 5-6 km, “and that entire time, the SUV stayed alongside my car, trying to bully me into stopping every 10-15 seconds.”
They kept chasing her all the way close to Hotel Solitaire. She recalls that one point of time “the guy had reached my car, banged loudly on my window, and tried to open the door handle”.
Fortunately, just then she a PCR pull up at the lights.
She says the men who were following her tried to bully her and kept following her. (Facebook)
Vikas Barala and his friend were arrested on Saturday.
A case has been registered against the accused under the Indian Penal Code (IPC's) section 354 D (stalking) and 185 of the Motor Vehicle Act (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs), police said.
The DSP said more sections could be added once the girl's statement is recorded.
The case was registered at Sector 26 police station.