Bhubaneswar: A mobile app ‘MO SAATHI’ saved a college girl from eve teasers before any untoward incident takes place here on Sunday.
Although, no case has been registered yet in any police station, the incident sent a positive message about functioning of mobile applications launched by Commissionerate police.
According to sources, few youths passed lewd comments to the girl student while she was moving on Hitech College road under Mancheswar police limits yesterday afternoon. Without tolerating it, she contacted the police using MO SAATHI mobile app. The SMS was sent to the students’ family and police control room immediately following the complaint through the app on Smartphone.
On being informed about the incident, Mancheswar police rushed the spot. Earlier, the family of the girl had arrived at Hitech square after getting the SMS and they had informed about it to the police.
However, the eve teasers had already fled the place before the girl’s family and police reached there.
Notably, Commissionerate police of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar had launched MO SAATHI mobile app on June 15, 2015 for safety of women in twin cities. Since then, only 1,140 women have availed the service so far out of more than 5,000 applicants.