Noida: After a video had gone viral on social media showing a woman abusing and physically assaulting a security guard at a posh residential society here, the police immediately swung into action and arrested her. She was sent to 14-day judicial custody later in the evening.
The visuals showed the woman, identified as Bhavya Rai, grabbing the guard by his neck, even as he tries to free himself, and asks her to call the police.
Viewer discretion is advised: The video contains extremely vulgar language
Reports say the woman got down from a sedan and and got into an altercation with the guards at the entry gate of Jaypee Wishtown society.
In the video, the woman is seen misbehaving with a guard, over a trivial matter of him being late to open the society’s gate.
The video is over two minutes long. After this video surfaced, Noida Police has took cognizance of the matter. The video of the woman is being told of JP Green Wish Society, in Noida's Sector-126.
The woman is seen grabbing the guard’s hand, who exercises enormous restraint and is seen pleading in front of the woman.
After a while, the woman begins to hurl abuses and extremely vulgar language at the guard, whose colleagues continue to try and pacify her. She repeatedly grabs the guard’s collar. She also made indecent gestures and made threatening and racist remarks against them.
After woman's misbehaviour, the guard is seen to be upset, and talks about leaving the job.
"The woman was in an inebriated state and could not stand properly," the security guard who was assaulted said.
An FIR was later registered after the incident invited massive outrage on social media.
The woman was booked under Indian Penal Code sections 153A (acts prejudicial to harmony), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of public peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), among others, the police said.
"A woman named Bhavya Rai was caught on video abusing, misbehaving with a security personnel of the society. Police registered a case based on the complaint of the security guard. Her vehicle has been brought to PS & she has been arrested," said Bharti Singh, Addl CP (HQ).
Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, condemned the incident, and called upon the Noida Police to take strict action against her.
"This woman is openly abusing this guard with so much hooliganism and abusing. What kind of vulgarity is this? @noidapolice Strict action is necessary against this woman," Maliwal tweeted.
The video comes days after a politician named Shrikant Tyagi was seen abusing and threatening a woman inside Grand Omaxe Society in Sector 93 in Noida. After massive outrage, he was arrested by the police after being on the run for four days.