If you have kept a close eye on the internet over the past few days, you might be aware of the incident involving a Mumbai girl, who took the bold step of partially stripping in the elevator. In the video that went viral across social media platforms, Megha Sharma, a girl from a housing society in Andheri, took off her clothes, in a bid to protest against a security guard and some cops who misbehaved with her.
With the nation divided in opinion over the matter, Megha has finally decided to come out and shed light on what exactly transpired that day.
In an interview with ANI, Meghna revealed that it was 1 am at night when she felt the need of a smoke. According to the aspiring model, she called up the security guard of her housing and asked him if he could get her a cigarette. When the guard refused to help her, she tried to make them understand that it won’t be right for her to go out at that time of the night, but all in vain.
However, with not a single guard at the complex accepting her request, she went down and got the smoke herself. On returning to her complex, she decided to have a talk with the guards about their refusal to her request.
On questioning the guards, one of them *allegedly termed her ‘characterless’ and mentioned that they are not bound to treat someone who roams about in a nightdress, like a princess.
“When I came back I asked them that there were three to four guards and you could have sent at least a single person, in a very polite manner. He started showing his attitude and tantrums and then he said that we are not here to treat a characterless girl like you, like a princess.”
It was then when Megha lost her cool and slapped the security guard. She followed it up by calling the cops.
The cops did not take much time to arrive. Adding to her comments, Megha, who hails from Dehradun, said that the cops asked her to come to the police station after getting a brief about the whole incident. Though she refused to report to the police station at that time of the night, she was repeatedly asked to tag along because she had filed a complaint. She also questioned the absence of a lady constable which added to her hesitation in going with the cops.
As the conversation escalated, Megha walked away from the place to enter the lift. If the girl is to be believed, it was then when things went out of control. In the video, she explains how the cops along with the guards, surrounded her near the lift preventing her from going home. And hence, she had no option but to strip.
“I told them that it’s 3 am at night and I am having a shoot tomorrow at 7 am. I then walked away to the lift area. I was about to press the button when they surrounded me from everywhere. They were taking me out and saying that you have to come with us. Now you tell me one thing, a girl is in a nightdress, how can cops tell that you have to come this way only?”
She also voiced why she decided to take her clothes off. It was because she thought that she might be raped if she goes to the police station with so many men around at that time of the night.
You can watch the interview here:
#WATCH: Model Megha Sharma, who in a viral video was seen thrashing a security guard and sitting in protest when the police came to take her, narrates the chain of events which took place at the time of the incident. #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/iWvHHVH9Mu
— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2018
While we cannot guarantee what exactly happened that day, it is a confusing situation for sure. Megha has termed the behavior she faced similar to being harassed, but a certain video of her kicking the security guards reveal a different side of the story.
However, it will be interesting to see what happens next.