LSR stu­dents ha­rassed with bal­loons, file plaints

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Metro - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htre­porters@hin­dus­tan­

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.

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