The man's actions only came to light when he tried to remove her dupatta and grab her by force.
The man's actions only came to light when he tried to remove her dupatta and grab her by force.

A video emerged on social media on Thursday showing a woman irately slapping an old man and asking him to apologise on a bus travelling from Multan to Islamabad.

The man had allegedly been surreptitiously touching the woman for nearly six hours, and his actions only came to light when he attempted to remove her dupatta from her back and grab her body by force.

Due to a medical condition that numbed sensation in her back, the woman didn't realise sooner that she was essentially being assaulted.

A common experience on mass transit, the anonymous woman's reaction to the situation resonated with many who had been through something similar.

Many congratulated the woman in the video for standing up for herself, wishing they'd been able to do the same.

Many noted the silence of other passengers — and of those defending the man online or excusing his behaviour.

But surely a hobbit wouldn't do such a thing?

Just... so much love for this woman.

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