Updated: August 5, 2021 9:32:57 am
A young woman, suspected to be under the influence of an intoxicant, created ruckus on Tilak Road area on Tuesday night by lying down on the road and blocking the traffic. A video of the same has gone viral on social media platforms.
Officials from Swargate police station said the incident took place around 10.30 pm at Hirabaug Chowk.
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Senior Inspector Balasaheb Kopnar, in-charge of Swargate police station, said, “As per our information, the woman came to Hirabaug from Khadak area. The video shows her lying down on the road for a few minutes. After police received the call, our teams went to the spot but she managed to flee.”
A senior officer from Pune City Police said, “We are looking for the woman. While it seems from the video that the woman was under the influence of something, possibly alcohol, we can’t say that for sure since no medical test has been done. There is no doubt that her conduct was reckless. After we trace her, we will try to know her side of the story and accordingly action will be taken. She may be given a warning… she can also be charged for causing public nuisance… depending on the explanation given by her.”
The officer added, “We have also been told that people were clapping when the woman was lying on the road. These days, nothing can escape the camera and things immediately go viral on social media platforms. But that does not mean we can take action just based on a video. We will examine the matter as per the rules and take action accordingly.”
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