Bengaluru News: In a recent viral post on social media platform X, Bengaluru resident Srijan R Shetty recounts a harrowing incident involving his wife and colleagues. The group, attempting to secure a ride in Sarjapur, faced a chase by unidentified men, exposing the darker side of the city’s safety post-10 p.m.
Shetty highlights the urgency for increased security measures in the wake of similar incidents, particularly in Sarjapur, calling for a collective effort to address the growing menace. The post resonated with many users sharing their own unsettling experiences, prompting discussions on the need for both security and stricter consequences for such crimes.
Privileged of being Kannada-speaking male:
Srijan R Shetty wrote in a X post, “I’ve never felt unsafe in Bangalore-I know my privilege of being a Kannada-speaking male-but last Thursday night I felt how unsafe certain parts of the city are post-10 p.m. I’ve seen those horrific videos of fake accidents in Sarjapur where hooligans have tried to blackmail people in the car.”
About the incident:
He further added, “On November 8, my wife offered to drop off some other colleagues (2 females and one male), considering it was hard to get a cab from Sarjapur. Their car was chased down by a bunch of men for a few kilometers; she was smart enough to stop only on the main road and inform the cops as soon as possible.”
The Bengaluru police responded, urging specific details to address the concerning trend of criminals attempting to extort money through staged accidents in the city.