I usually prefer staying indoors during weekends but somehow... decided to go out for a stroll last evening. Two well built men approached me from behind and attacked me. One snatched my chain and the other laid his hand on my wallet. I resisted a lot but was a bit infront of those two huge built men. I somehow was able to bring one of the two down with elbow knock and he was badly hit. However, I could not grip either of the two as it was drizzling and my hands were wet n slippery. Both fled in the darkness. I tried chasing but no luck. After running a while, I could find my wallet... of course with no currency in it..! but the two had vanished.
I just turned around and to my surprise found a police patroling van standing in the corner of the street. I went and told the sargant about the incident. He casually replied... "you are young... you could have knocked him down... you are useless! What can the police do?... blab blab blab..." I simply turned my back to him and walked away. Local residents adviced to lodge a FIR at the nearby police station but I sarcastically replied... "I am confident about the capability of our police... I leave it on fate!" A senior person walked towards me, gave a pat on my back and said: "young man, you seem to have learnt about the hard truth very early... do you have money to go back home...?" I replied: "No!"... He took out 15 bucks and said "God is great, keep your spirits alive.. things will fall in place" and I came back home!!! This has been the most dreaded experience during my stay in Kolkata since past 4.5 years.
Is this city becoming unsafe day by day? Is the law and order system strong enough to protect the common man? I came out unhurt of this... but many are not so fortunate...!! When will this end? What can we do to bring an end to this? Will the police be of any help to the common man?