The girl's friend, Khyati Khandelwal put out a Facebook post about the incident, which was later picked by a Twitter user and since then it has been widely shared.
Khyati wrote in the post that the incident took place in Punjabi Bagh on the night of May 8, where two guys grabbed her.
The original post by Khyati Khandelwal read:
"Last night, one of my extremely close friends had gone to the market at around 10pm in Delhi. On her way, two uncouth men began to follow her. By their looks and behaviour she knew something is not right. They followed her for about 5 minutes and then they grabbed her by her waist and pulled her away and at that hour, there was nobody around in the street.
Now this is a situation in which most of us would start screaming at the top of our voices for help but instead, she made the smartest move, she did something that probably wouldn’t occur to any of our minds especially in such a situation.
She acted as if she was a ghost and started speaking in a paranormal way, she would laugh hard at times, and the next moment just stare at the men’s faces. (Very fortunately, she had left her house with open, unkept hair).
Looking at this, one of the two got extremely scared and resorted to run, while the other one was determined that there is nothing to worry about.
Now in this situation, she really didn’t know what to do anymore. Without thinking, she scratched the guy’s hand so that it would bleed and began to rub his blood on her face while laughing as loud and evil as she could.
As gross as it sounds, it worked and the second man too, got completely scared and left her, running away, too.
She is a seventeen year old friend of mine who didn’t want her name to be revealed. But when I heard about this from her, I was so moved by the witty escape she made, that I couldn’t help but post about this.
To everyone out there, be safe. And if you can’t be safe, be smart like her.”
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:45 PM IST