MUMBAI: A CCTV footage showing 5-6 policewomen dragging a young girl at the pandal of Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai went viral leaving the viewers in shock and disgust. T
The video displayed inhuman behavior by the women police who ganged up to mercilessly beat up a young girl from Mira Road. The policewomen deployed at the pandal dragged the young girl from the queue and simultaneously punched and slapped the lady. Reports suggest, the girl was from Mira Road and just like thousands of Lord Ganesha’s devotees; she made her way in the front to get a glimpse of the deity.
“This is a serious matter. The guilty won’t be spared,” Fadnavis told PTI after a video of the assault went viral on social media. “We have called for a report from the police within 48 hours. In these 48 hours, we will also ensure that action is taken if anybody is found to be guilty. This is a very serious incident and we will ensure that no person who is guilty of manhandling is spared,” Fadnavis said.
The reason for roughing up the girl, believed to be in her early 20s, is yet to be ascertained, but preliminary investigations reveal that the victim had come for the darshan of ‘Lalbaugcha Raja’ two days back and was trying to gatecrash from the VIP entry, when she was caught and assaulted. A police officer said, “The footages which have gone viral show only one side of the story – what happened inside the gate. But, in her attempt to get inside, the girl misbehaved with those cops. She had been threatening them that she is a black belt in karate and had been abusing the three women constables constantly. So, the three women cops got angry and took her to the police station.”