On May 9, Facebook user Khyati Khandelwal posted a note about a 17-year-old friend of hers in New Delhi, who escaped two harassers by pretending to act like she was possessed by spirits.
"Last night, one of my extremely close friends had gone to the market at around 10pm in Delhi. On her way, two uncouth men began to follow her. By their looks and behavior she knew something is not right. They followed her for about 5 minutes and then they grabbed her by her waist and pulled her away and at that hour, there was nobody around in the street.
Now this is a situation in which most of us would start screaming at the top of our voices for help but instead, she made the smartest move, she did something that probably wouldn't occur to any of our minds specially in such a situation.
She acted as if she was a ghost and started speaking in a paranormal way, she would laugh hard at times, and the next moment just stare at the men's faces. (Very fortunately, she had left her house with open, unkept hair).
Looking at this, one of the two got extremely scared and resorted to run, while the other one was determined that there is nothing to worry about.
Now in this situation, she really didn't know what to do anymore. Without thinking, she scratched the guy's hand so that it would bleed and began to rub his blood on her face while laughing as loud and evil as she could.
As gross as it sounds, it worked and the second man too, got completely scared and left her, running away, too.
She is a seventeen year old friend of mine who didn't want her name to be revealed. But when I heard about this from her, I was so moved by the witty escape she made, that I couldn't help but post about this.
To everyone out there, be safe. And if you can't be safe, be smart like her."
Despite the unspecific details and no names being given, the anecdote went massively viral, being shared thousands of times on Facebook and other social media.
A lot of people lauded the presence of mind shown by the girl in the story.
Some were more circumspect.
While some had other motives to share the post, despite knowing that it might not be true.
Now you know.
BuzzFeed has tried to reach out to Khyati Khandelwal to confirm the story.