An 18 year PU college girl attempted suicide by consuming pesticide on Monday after she was harassed and even threatened by four youths.
However no case was registered with the police and the girl come to college from a nearby village.
Sources have said that four youths harassed her at Gondhali Galli on February 8 while she in the company of friends. The same youths misbehaved with her again on February 10. They asked to meet them at a specified place. The youths threatened the girl with dire consequences if she did not meet them.
The girl took the extreme step of suicide which is disheartening. She could have spoken about it to her friends or even called the police.
The girl was definitely in a state of shock and she might have taken this harsh step. Eve teasing or harassment is nothing new but the women will have stand up and complain and the Police also must have women constables patrolling near colleges and even the Colleges themselves should have some cell and counselling where if any such incident occurs inside or outside the college, the councilors there can guide the girls on how to go forward and face such incidents.
Many colleges might just ignore this issue as it did not happen in the college campus and we are not responsible for it, but here it is the question of one young life which by proper counseling can be saved and the culprits can be brought to justice.