A 23-year-old woman was allegedly slapped in full public view by a UP police sub-inspector at the Sahibabad police station in Ghaziabad late on Monday night.
The woman and her friend was picked up by the police after locals alleged they were found in a “compromising position” inside a car at Vikram Enclave area in Ghaziabad. The police said she was under the influence of alcohol.
The woman denied both allegations and said she was being wrongly accused. “Police misbehaved with me when my friend had come to pick me up. I came here from Goa for a vacation. I was just de-boarding the car when locals called the police and levied baseless allegations against me,” the woman said.
According to the police, locals made a PCR call around 9.30pm about the couple, who were then brought to the police station. Caught on camera, a sub-inspector allegedly slapped the woman in presence of several women police constables and officers. The woman’s friend was later identified as a resident of Shalimar Garden.
Narrating the accounts of locals, senior police officials claimed that when the couple was asked to move to the police station, the woman allegedly slapped an elderly police constable four times.
“We saw them in an objectionable position inside the car and both of them abused us. They even misbehaved with the police officers when they intervened,” alleged a woman resident of Vikram Enclave who also entered into an altercation with the woman at the Sahibabad police station.
After the incident, the couple was taken for a medical examination and found to be under the influence of alcohol, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Nitin Tiwari said. “We are conducting an inquiry into the entire sequence of events. We will go through the videos and find if any sudden and grave provocation was behind the slapping incident or not. We will act tough,” the SSP added.
Police said the woman first claimed herself to be a resident of Goa but was later found to be from a nearby area. Later, two FIRs were filed against the couple under different sections of IPC, one by a local resident and the other by a police sub-inspector, senior officials said.
“We have granted them bail and not detained them. If the they file any complaint, we will take action,” SSP added.