Hi, This is a incident that happened a few weeks ago. I was travelling in unreserved ladies compartment in a train which was very much crowded. There was a family with a mom and two children- the elder one was around 14-15 years old and younger one was around 8-9 years old. The mom asked the elder girl to sit in the upper berth and also told that there are chances that it will get filled up. Soon a lady came and also sat in the upper berth and the girl acted as though she was sleeping. The compartment started becoming more and more crowded. The girl was pushing the lady away as the lady was sitting very comfortably occupying most of the seat. According to her the compartment is unreserved and she wanted to sit comfortably. The girl was also wanted to take up much of the space as she felt she was the first to occupy the berth. Now, the lady got irritated and she slapped the girl and started shouting at her. The girl's mom who was sitting in the lower berth didn't open her mouth even though the lady had slapped her daughter. I felt it was the mistake of both and the mom should have told her daughter not to push the lady away with her legs. But though lot of chaos was going on there was no response from her mom. The lady kept bad mouthing the girl till she got down from the train. And people were just enjoying. The mom and the girls father ( after the lady left) didn't correct the girl instead they said -" cant that lady sit in the lower berth as it was not filled up when she arrived. Does she really have to climb and sit in the upper berth " and they kept blaming the lady that too after she left. It was really surprising. What do you guys feel about this sort of parenting - was it wrong from the parents side ? or was it the lady who was to blame?