The tony Lokhandwala Complex saw high voltage drama last week when a model (Megha Sharma) stripped to thwart an attempt to be forcibly taken to the Oshiwara police station. Her videos of stripping in front of the cops went viral and then she narrated the whole incident and her ordeal to news agency ANI.
First check the video of the model where she stripped in front of cops
— Ms.Mausam (@miss_kothari) October 29, 2018
Could have been raped,’ says model Megha Sharma!
#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
In conversation with ANI, a video of which is available below, Sharma told the news reporting agency how events unfolded that night. She said that she called the watchman to get her cigarettes via intercom to which he refused saying that he was on duty. She asked him that since 3-4 guards are standing outside the gate, could any of them get her a smoke, she was denied again but was given the contact of a cigarette-shop owner. She went down and got herself a smoke but she also talked to the guard as to why could he not have asked one of the watchmen to go.
She then told an ANI reporter that the guard threw a fit and went on to call her ‘characterless’ and comment upon her attire. She added that he said, “We are not here to treat you like a princess.” Infuriated by this, she hit him. Another watchman joined the argument shortly and started hurling abuses at her. It was then that she herself called the police and a team from Oshiwara police station arrived within 10 minutes.
She narrated the whole incident to them while the security guard stayed mum and did not utter a word even on being interrogated by the cops. The police then asked her to come to the police station but she politely refused at first, saying that since there is no lady constable available, she would go to the police station the next morning. She said that she did not feel comfortable and safe going to the police station wearing what she was wearing at 2.50 am.
She offered her lawyer’s number and asked to be let go as she had a shoot early morning but she claimed that the cops kept insisting that she had to come with them. When she pressed the lift button, 8-10 men surrounded her and tried to take her out of the elevator, all the while reiterating that she would have to go to the police station.
She claimed that she had almost even agreed to go with them but she wanted to go change into something comfortable but she was not allowed to, as could have been very well seen in the visuals that went viral. It was then, all of a sudden, she claimed that she went blank and her mind stopped working. In a fit of rage, she took off her clothes, which she said was the most mortifying incident of her life. She added that she feared, even in presence of the cops that she could have been raped. She still insists on being told why a lady constable was not there at the time.
SO, WHAT HAPPENED?
It is unclear what happened at the Mumbai building last week. Sharma first shared a Twitter post of the incident on October 26. She shared the video on Facebook on October 28.
The Mumbai Police replied to Sharma’s October 26 post asking her to share more details privately. A day later, the Mumbai Police — replying to another of Sharma’s tweets — said, “No one was taken to police station. Policeman visited the housing society after receiving a call on Dial 100 about a commotion in the lobby of the concerned housing society.”
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