Gul Panag Sexually Abused At Marathon, Delhi
Gun Panag, former Miss India and Bollywood actress has been reportedly molested by some unknown participants at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. She has though not filed any complaint in this regard, but she has admitted that the incident happened.
Panag was groped by some unidentified participants after a sudden stampede that took place in the marathon, Gul has not been shocked by the incident and she blames it on the poor male mentality.
Gul says, “I am not at all shocked by the instance. It is most likely to happen if you are in Delhi. I just wonder when it's going to change, the typical north Indian male mentality. Just by having pretty roads and good infrastructure at places, you cannot sit back with a Capital city that's totally unsafe. It is difficult being a woman in Delhi."
She adds further, “It’s the women-in-crowded-place syndrome and typical of Delhi—grope. And it's not even surprising. I am a marathon runner and I've run a dozen-odd half marathons. There are always crowds, but this was my first marathon in Delhi. This doesn't happen in Mumbai. But like I said, it's expected in Delhi— it's part of the culture.”
Other celebs present in the Marathon were Bipasha Basu, Arshad Warsi, Rahul Bose, Urmila Matondkar and Dhanraj Pillai, they didn’t however take part in the run.
Gul also says that Mumbai is safer for girls than Delhi and in all these years, there has been no development in the mentality of the people. She has not filed any official complaint in this regard yet.