A man booked for harassing a woman by flashing his genitals and masturbating inside a public transport gets a heroic welcome in Kerala. On May 20, Organiser reported this case from Thrissur to Kochi where a woman behind camera confronted a bearded man for misbehaving with her in a public transport. Following her compliant, the accused man identified as Savad Sha was arrested by the police. Recently, he was released on bail and received a rousing welcome.
The incident came to light after the girl, Nanditha, took to social media to talk about the incident and posted a video of the incident that she shot.
Nanditha was on her way from Thrissur to Kochi when Savad boarded the bus and sat on a reserved women’s seat next to Nanditha. Soon, the man started touching her inappropriately.
Apparently, he also started touching himself inappropriately after unzipping his pants. At this point, she got up, confronted the man, and recorded the incident with her mobile phone camera. ( watch the video here )
After being confronted, he Savad tried escaping however, the driver and the conductor chased and caught him and handed him over to the police.
On June 3, the All Kerala Men’s Association (AKMA) felicitated Savad Sha, accused of flashing and masturbating in front of women on a bus, as he walked out of jail on bail. Before the release, AKMA President Vattiyoorkavu Ajith Kumar said that his organization will welcome the 28-year-old currently in the Aluva Sub-jail with a garland when he walks out on bail.
“Initially, everyone including us was supporting the complainant. But later we realised that it was an evil scheme by the woman who has destroyed the life of a young man. This should not happen to any other men in Kerala,” Ajit Kumar said in his video.
Additionally, Ajith Kumar asserted that the woman, with the intention of gaining publicity and increasing her social media following, had uploaded an edited video on Instagram. He claimed that the complainant woman has disappeared after her ill will was exposed. (Watch the video here)
Savad Sha, hailing from Kozhikode, was taken into custody on May 18 following a complaint filed by Nandita Sankara, an actor and model.
Savad Sha’s Facebook profile suggests he lives in Muscat, Oman and has studied at Calicut University. Many of the posts available on his profile are objectionable and one of them remains a post against CAA-NRC. The image says, “Jab Hindu-Muslim Raazi, to Kya Kare Nazi’.
Following his release, a fan page was also created on Facebook supporting Savad, abusive language is used against the complainant woman in several posts, attaching some of the screenshots below. Also, a number of people were assembled in front of the Jail to welcome the accused:
Read what the netizens had to say about this unexpected heroic welcome;
A verified Twitter user shared two pictures of the accused, Sha and wrote, “He is Savad Sha, you might have seen him earlier in a video where he was seen harassing Hindu girls by masturbating while being seated with them in a bus. Later he was arrested for that but was recently released on bail. Now look at the 2nd image , how heroic of a welcome he is receiving by his community, They are openly celebrating a pervert just because the girls he molested were Hindus, This is beyond evil, no amount of punishment can erase this mentality.” (Find the Tweet here)
Another verified Twitter account wrote, “Savad Sha was arrested for rubbing his penis in a bus. He was granted bail by court. When he came out of jail, he received heroic welcome.” (Find the Tweet here)
Another user wrote, “Controversial Welcome for Sexual Harassment Accused Savad Sha: Kerala. Do you remember Savad Sha? No, he isn’t a celebrity. He was arrested for sexually harassing his co-passenger in a KSRTC bus on May 19th. He was released on bail yesterday.” (Find the Tweet here)
Another verified Twitter user wrote, “People celebrating Savad Sha’s release. His achievement? Masturbated in front of a Woman passanger in Kerala and became a hero for his community” (Find the Tweet here)
Another verified Twitter user wrote, “Real face of Congress towards women! Savad Sha, an ardent activist of the Muslim League, who had been apprehended for masturbating on a moving bus while sitting next to a lady,was greeted with an exuberant reception orchestrated by the esteemed local leader of the Indian National Congress @INCIndia, Soman, upon his recent release from custody after being granted bail.” (Find the Tweet here)