LSR students harassed with balloons, file plaints
NEW DELHI : Days before Holi, the students’ union of Lady Shri Ram College have approached the police and complained about ‘semen-filled’ balloons being hurled at college students. The students have asked the police to provide security to them.
“As incidents of throwing semen-filled balloons at LSR students was brought to the notice of the students’ union, we have formally requested for increased police patrol in the college vicinity This will be in effect from February 27,” the union said in a statement.
Students from the college said such incidents were reported during Holi in previous years as well.
An LSR student shared an Instagram post detailing an incident in which she was attacked with liquid-filled balloon while she was coming back from Amar Colony in a rickshaw.
The liquid from the balloon drenched her kurta and leggings but it was only later that she realized the balloon was filled with semen.
Her Instagram post has gone viral with support pouring in for her.
Police said they have increased motorcycle patrolling near the college area with a view to control any case of harassment of women.
“We got to know about the incident and are trying to obtain a statement from the girl,” police said.
LSR’s women’s development cell called a meeting in response to incidents of harassment around college areas.
The cell, in a statement, said that while such incidents happen throughout the year, they peak around Holi.