Mumbai woman harassed by bike-borne ‘policemen’ in front of her building

In a series of tweets, on her handle @mycrotchetyluv, Gigi Garcia lashed out at the Mumbai Police, asking them if bullying and moral policing a woman was the way they were trained to make women feel safe.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2016 10:47 am
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A little after 3 am on Tuesday morning, Gigi Garcia, a resident of Mumbai, was allegedly harassed by two “policemen” in plain clothes in front of her residence.  Garcia claims she was accosted by the two men — claiming to be police — when she stopped outside a building gate, opposite to her house, to pet an adopted stray dog.

The men purportedly asked Garcia for her address and became aggressive when she refused to divulge any details. The two men also allegedly refused to give their names or the station they report to, and told her that they were within their rights to ask for her details. When she relented and gave her address, the men questioned her on why she was seen coming out from the other building. The “stand-off” continued for about four minutes, before they drove away “abusing her”. Garcia returned home and took to social media to express her outrage.

In a series of tweets, on her handle @mycrotchetyluv, Garcia lashed out at the Mumbai Police, asking them if bullying and moral policing a woman was the way they were trained to make women feel safe. She even recounted a previous incident when a policeman woke her mother after seeing Gigi reading a book by her window, late at night. Mumbai Police’s official Twitter handle has since reached out to Garcia, asking her for contact details so that they can investigate the matter further.

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    kamal
    Nov 15, 2016 at 10:47 am
    same to indian express that instead of louding the police for doing their duty as a lady out side home at 3AM can suspect to any one and if police asking question it is for her safety. Indian express should convey this message to this lady and publish in the news.
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    NArayan
    Nov 15, 2016 at 10:28 am
    so...she is sure it was the police....
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    NArayan
    Nov 15, 2016 at 10:28 am
    so...she is sure it was the police....
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    Narhar Joshi
    Nov 15, 2016 at 6:26 am
    Aw,c 'mon give us a break.Even in Europe and US,police come up to a person to ask what he/she is doing so late on a lonely street.The police in this case were concerned about the safety of the lady.Secondly how did she know that that while leaving the police abused her,from what i understand she doesn't know hindi. It seems the lady was offended because the police asked her a simple question-))).
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    ProdyotPran
    Nov 15, 2016 at 6:24 am
    Sorry to learn that a lady was allegedly verbally abused allegedly by policemen.lt;br/gt;A lady deserves protection by all and from all things that are bad and evil.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;But, forgive me Gigi, something does not seem to be adding up to the nearest square in your allegations.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;From this news report it does not look like the policemen duo exceeded their limits.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;They asked why were you out late that night, why were you coming out from a building which did not house your residence, etc.lt;br/gt;I think these are pertinent questions.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;No policeman in this world is equipped with extra sensory perceptions to know whether a person is a criminal or law abiding citizen just by looking at his or her face.lt;br/gt;You will agree with me at least on this count, right?lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;I am sure you are not the type of a person who loves lashing out at policemen just for the fun, sake and the hack of it, right?lt;br/gt;-
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    SHAM
    Nov 15, 2016 at 9:57 am
    beat up this woman via female police.lt;br/gt;police are just doing their duty - asking who are u , where do u stay , what are u doing on road at 3 AMlt;br/gt;where is harment , what garbage this woman vomiting - aaptard ,award vapasi , foregin ngo trouble maker
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    SHAM
    Nov 15, 2016 at 9:57 am
    police are just doing their duty - asking who are u , where do u stay , what are u doing on road at 3 AMlt;br/gt;where is the harment here ???
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    SHAM
    Nov 15, 2016 at 9:58 am
    this woman seems to be AAPTARD
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