No measure of training to deal with women complainants of sexual assault could have prepared the personnel of Greater Kailash police station for one who went to lodge a complaint in an inebriated state.
According to police sources,the woman called police from the M Block market,alleging that two men had molested her friend. When police personnel reached the bar in the market from where the call had been made,they found the two women drunk.
Sources said the women were taken to the police station so that an official complaint could be registered.
But,sources said,all hell broke loose once they got to the station. According to sources,one of the women slapped and bit a woman constable on duty,while others tried to sober her down.
When they were asked to write the complaint,the woman began arguing with the policemen.
Our officers tried to explain the procedure to her,but she would not listen. She started to throw things around and ran outside. When a woman constable tried to calm her down,she slapped her,pulled her hair and even bit her hand, a police source said.
According to sources,the woman became even more uncontrollable when she was asked to drink water and have lemon.
She began abusing officers and staff members. It was becoming very difficult for our women staff to control her. But we could not ask our male staff to control her as it is not allowed, the source said.
Sources said the entire police station was in a state of havoc. While some were sent off to get her a lime soda,others frantically tried to give her medicines to help her calm down.
After almost an hour,we requested the womans friend,who was a little sober by then,to help control the woman, a police source said.
After the woman had sobered down,a case of molestation was filed against two men. Another case of obstructing public servant on duty was registered against the woman,police said.
She was produced before a magistrate and after two days judicial custody,was given bail,police sources said.
We are given training to deal with women sensitively. But we should also be taught how to handle and what to do in such situations,where officers feel harassed, a police officer said.