In a video that surfaced on Monday, a 21-year-old woman is seen slapping, kicking and abusing cops at Worli police station and damaging police property. A look at some eerily similar instances in the recent past
MIDC Cops (Andheri): Hauled up for creating a ruckus outside a restaurant late at night, 25-year-old Sunita Yadav left cops dumbfounded by her antics inside the MIDC police station, in September 2015.
An inebriated Sunita Yadav was brought to the MIDC police station around 3 am for creating a ruckus outside a restaurant. Little did the cops know that Yadav had just gotten started, however, and, over the course of the next few hours, they found themselves at the receiving end of a barrage of abuse and threats and other drunken antics, all while she kept sipping from a beer bottle right inside the police station.
Alternating between this threatening posture and bouts of sobbing, Yadav kept the officials confused and unsure of how to act against her. The clincher? She walked out of the police station in the morning with just a Rs 1,200 fine after apologising profusely to the officials and even falling at their feet.
Amboli Cops: In a late night drama in November last year, a girl who appeared to be drunk was caught on camera abusing cops outside Amboli Police station in Mumbai's western suburbs. Interestingly, the cops were politely questioning the girl despite facing abuses from her.
In the footage, the girl identifies herself as Pinki Mishra, a resident of Four Bungalows in Andheri when the cops question her about her identity.
Versova Cops: In November 2015, a drunk 35-year-old model lashed out at cops who took her to Versova police station. Although she went berserk and attacked several officers, including the women, the police simply swallowed the humiliation and did not attempt to retaliate. Late in the night, the police control room received a complaint that the model, Devdutta Banerjee was creating a ruckus at the Inlaks Nagar Co-operative Housing Society.
Banerjee was arguing with her landlady about the rent for her apartment when she allegedly began to abuse her and damage property. At first, the nearest patrol team was dispatched to the location to look into the matter, but when the policemen got there, they saw she was heavily inebriated. She began to hurl abuses and threats at them as well. They called for back up, and two other jeeps turned up with yet more cops, including women officers.
However, things got out of hand as they approached Banerjee and asked her to accompany them to the police station. “As we took her to the police station in the jeep, she continued to abuse us. From the back seat, she leaned forward and tried to strangle one of the women officers,” said a cop.
The latest incident
Worli Cops: On June 16, architecture student Gauri Bhide and her friends were caught for rash driving after she rammed her car over a divider and onto a footpath. But the police had no idea what they had gotten themselves into. When they took her to the police station, she lashed out at them in a drunken stupor.
The video shows Bhide kicking and slapping the cops, while her three friends — Chirag Bothra, Kapil Rathod and a minor – trying to hold her back. Despite that, Bhide managed to grab policemen by their collars, slap them and destroy police property.
In a matter of 10 minutes, she broke a windowpane, pulled wires out of a computer and threw the computer on the ground and smashed several cops’ phones. A police officer who was shooting a video of her antics also had to face her wrath.