Miss India Universe 2010 Ushoshi Sengupta has reported a horrific incident where the model was subjected to assault and harassment at the hands of 7-8 motorbike hooligans in Kolkata during a late night ride on Uber.
The model shaken up from the incident couldn’t believe that she would be made to feel so unsafe in her own neighborhood while taking a ride back home.
‘Last night 18th June 2019 at around 11:40 pm I took an uber from JW Marriott kolkata to go back home after finishing work, since I work with the Media and Entertainment industry working late hours is necessary in my job profile. I was accompanied by my colleague. We were taking a left turn from the exide crossing towards Elgin while few boys in a bike (without helmet ) came and hit the uber. To which they stopped the bike and started yelling at the driver. In a fraction of second there were 15 boys and they all started banging the car window and dragging the driver out. They dragged the driver and started beating him up. This is when I stepped out and started shouting taking a video of the incident (attached below).’
What really frustrated her was the non-cooperation from the police officer whom she asked for help on account of non-jurisdiction of the police station.
‘I ran across the street to Maidan Police station , I saw an officer standing and I requested him to come with me, he told me that this is not under them but under the jurisdiction of Bhawanipore Police station,’ she added.
Distressed the model started begging the officer to accompany her to save the life of the Uber driver.
‘This is when I broke down I begged them to come or else the boys would have killed the driver. The officers came and held the boys saying why are they creating nuisance . The boys pushed the police officers and ran away. After everything was over two officers from Bhawanipore police station came , by then it was 12am . I requested the driver to drop me and my colleague home and decided to take it up with the police station tomorrow morning.’