WOMEN should be more vigilant of their surroundings because there are monsters who want to harm them.
This is the view of Fiji Women's Crisis Centre co-ordinator Shamima Ali in response to the attempted abduction of an 18-year-old Sigatoka resident on Wednesday.
Ms Ali said she was shocked to learn about the attempted abduction of waitress Sonam Swastika Lata at the Sigatoka bus stand at around 8am.
"It's quite shocking that someone would do that. And because there was a second case, it tells that there's a gang out there going around doing this sort of thing," she said.
"And for that the police must really do something to address this. I am urging our police force to get on the case and find the people that are behind this."
Ms Ali also urged women to be more careful when out in public.
"Women can't really change their behaviour. I can't ask them not to go out and stop going about their daily business.
"It is not the women's fault. It's the men who should change their behaviour and the way that they think.
"But I can advise them to be more vigilant. Because there are monsters around, we should be more aware of our surroundings," she said.
Ms Lata says she was injected with an unknown substance before two men grabbed her from behind when she was exiting a supermarket. She said the men released her when she started to scream before running to the safety of a nearby restaurant.
Police investigations are continuing.