New Delhi (Sputnik) — Police in New Delhi have arrested the woman in the viral video wherein she is seen repeatedly slapping an officer of the Indian Army.
Prima facie, the incident that allegedly occurred on September 9 is being seen as a case of road rage. The viral video was inspected by the Delhi police and the victim was identified as Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) Mahavir Singh of the Indian Army.
Woman slaps soldier. Is this acceptable? Hope army & police verify this video circulating on social media & take action against the guilty pic.twitter.com/3Od5wy86Em— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) 12 сентября 2017 г.
Explaining his ordeal, JCO Maharvir Singh claimed that the incident was totally unprovoked.
"Without any provocation from our side, the woman started hurling abuses and slapped me and my driver for 5-7 minutes. We were very angry but we did not utter a single word as we respect civilians, especially women," JCO Mahavir Singh said.
The woman's behavior has provoked angry responses from fellow Indians on social media.
A background check of the woman has revealed that the 44-year-old had recently separated from her husband as was living with her parents in Gurugram of neighboring state Haryana. She has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.