AGRA: Winked at by the gunner of a Samajwadi Party functionary, a 23-year-old woman at an Agra traffic light not only jumped atop the local leader’s Mercedes, but smashed the windshield after tearing off the party flag on the bonnet.
The video of the woman’s courage took social media by storm, with most people sharing links online saying that was the way to deal with eve teasers, however mighty they may be.
The 2 minute-video shows the woman on a scooty leaving her motorcycle behind to climb up the MLA aspirant’s car.
She then uproots the SP flag fluttering at one end of the bonnet and uses it to break the vehicle’s windshield. Still simmering with rage, she then challenges Abhinav Sharma and his body guard to come out and face her.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident, which took place on Sunday evening when the woman along with her sister was going to see a doctor, happened just as the scooty stopped at a traffic intersection alongside the cavalcade of Sharma.
All hell broke loose when the woman caught the gunner winking at her from inside the car.
Hearing the commotion, a number of people gathered at the spot and even as Sharma remained inside his car, a few of his guards who were travelling in an accompanying vehicle came out and took on the woman.
A bystander present at the scene when the drama unfolded said, “One of the men snatched the woman’s mobile phone with which she had clicked the picture of the guard and threw it on the road. That enraged her further. ” The woman, believed to be the elder of the two sisters, works in a government bank.
A little while later cops also arrived at the scene and started dispersing the huge crowd that had assembled creating a traffic logjam in the area.
But the woman refused to climb down from the car, demanding both money for her damaged phone and an apology from the bodyguard.
Finally, after an hour-long heated debate, the woman was paid Rs 6,500 as cost of her broken handset, and the matter was settled.
Talking to local media, Sharma, who also runs a prominent school in the city, said that the he had agreed to pay the money as his men had misbehaved with the woman which they should not have done.
However, he refused to admit that his security guard had winked at any of the sisters. Instead, he claimed that his vehicle may have brushed against the women’s scooty which might have infuriated them.