Desperate protest: It took police three hours to convince Bano to come down
Humiliated and frustrated by the regular incidents of eve-teasing in her neighbourhood, a 25-year-old widow climbed to the top of a mobile tower in Gurgaon on Monday, allegedly to attempt suicide.
After a three-hour spectacle that went on till 3pm, the officers of the police and fire department of Gurgaon succeeded in convincing the lady to come down, after promising to arrest the culprits.
The victim Laal Bano, who is a native of West Bengal, has lived in Gurgaon's Tikri village for the past three years.
According to her claim, J.P. Walia, a photo studio owner, has been harassing her ever since then.
She finally lost her cool on Monday morning after another lewd comment from Walia while on the way to work.
The fact that she was almost at the top of the tower made it difficult for the officers to communicate with her. Bano also threatened to jump if anyone tried to get on the tower.
The officers were able to talk to Bano only after an acquaintance of hers arrived at the spot and called her on the mobile phone.
The SHO of Sadar police station tried to convince her, but Bano continuously threatened him with suicide.
"We have recorded the statement of Laal Bano and are verifying her complaints. We have called the alleged Walia to know more about his involvement. If found guilty, he will be punished accordingly," said Vijay Kumar, SHO of Sadar police station.