Confronting a bank manager for allegedly demanding sexual favours, a woman is seen thrashing him on the streets in south Karnataka's Davanagere city, some 260 km from Bengaluru.
The video of the incident, which took place yesterday, shows a woman beating up the bank manager for allegedly asking for sexual favours in return for approving a 15 lakh loan that the woman was seeking, news agency ANI reported.
In the widely-shared clip, the woman drags him by his collar, beats him up with a stick, slaps and kicks him before pushing him to the ground. She is also seen hitting him with her slippers. In the 50-second clip, she can be heard demanding the man to come with her to the police station.
The video also shows her responding to the men filming the incident. "Film the incident all you want, there is nothing wrong with what I am doing," the woman is heard saying in Kannada.
The video received over 25,000 views in an hour after it was posted and received several comments lauding the woman for her courage. Most comments also called her a "warrior" and called this the "real MeToo".
The #MeToo campaign has gained momentum in the country over the past few weeks after a tide of sexual harassment allegations were made by women against powerful men.
In a statement, Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd or DHFL - a home loan company where the man worked - said, "In the light of the unfortunate incident at Davanagere, we have terminated the services of the employee with immediate effect. DHFL strongly promotes and cultivates an environment that is conducive for the safety of women. DHFL has also assured full cooperation to respective authorities with regards to any further investigation."
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