Close on the heels of Amala Paul lodging a sexual harassment complaint, actress Sanusha has alleged one such incident, that too in a moving train.
She said when she was inside an air-conditioned coach of the Maveli Express that runs between Mangaluru Central and Thiruvananthapuram, she woke from sleep to found a man rubbing his hand against her lips.
“I opened my eyes as I felt something against my lips. I was shocked to see a man’s hand. I held on to his hand and twisted his fingers. I tried reaching out to a person in the berth below me for help but he didn’t bother. I was shouting but no one cared to respond. This happened around 1.10 am. Just two people, scriptwriter Unni and another passenger, Renjith, came forward to help,” she said.
Stating that she wanted others to take heart from her example in such situations and fight it out, the actress added: “I want to reveal myself and speak up because I want this to be an encouragement to other women to act when they are in such situations.”
Based on a complaint from Sanusha, the Thrissur railway police have arrested accused Anto Bose under section 354 IPC for outraging the modesty of a woman.