A techie from Bengaluru shared a horrifying account of how an auto ride in the city turned into her worst nightmare and she had to jump out of a moving auto to save her life.
An employee of IBM GBS, Neha Agrawal described her nightmare in a post on the Bengaluru Traffic Police's Facebook page that went viral instantly.
On July 20, when Agrawal was riding alone in an auto towards BTM layout, she felt like someone "was behind the backseat".
She wrote: "Light from oncoming vehicles made a metallic kind of flash behind me which made me sure that someone is ducking in the rear space behind the seat and he is holding something in his hand."
But, Agarwal kept her cool. As the traffic slowed down near Gopalan Mall because of traffic congestion in rush hour and heavy rain, the IBM employee said she jumped out of the auto and hit a car coming from behind".
People gathered around the woman lying on the road. Fortunately, she was not hurt as the car was slow.
A traffic police official present at the spot rushed to rescue.
Agarwal wrote: "I pointed towards the auto which was still stuck in traffic. The policeman took the auto driver out and when I told him he checked behind the back seat and there was a boy holding a knife in his hand. I was startled with fear."
The cop started hitting both -- the auto driver and the boy behind the seat -- while another cop called for an auto for Agarwal.
"I was scared and said I'll walk but he convinced me that I was safe. I then came home," she said in her post, which has been shared over 10,000 times.
Agarwal said she took to Facebook not just to alert people of the threats in an auto ride but also to thank the police who helped her.