Woman shouts pro-Pak slo­gans at In­dia Gate

Hindustan Times (Amritsar) - - Region - HT Correspondent ■ htre­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: A woman ,be­lieved to be in her mid-30s, came close to the Amar Jawan Jy­oti at In­dia Gate on Sun­day morn­ing dur­ing the re­hearsal for the Army Day wreath-lay­ing cer­e­mony and al­legedly raised pro-Pak­istan slo­gans.

Po­lice said the woman also pushed soldiers who were on duty and cre­ated ruckus around the mon­u­ment.

Senior po­lice of­fi­cers said that a med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the woman was men­tally chal­lenged. She was later taken to a care home.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion said that the woman’s fam­ily had filed a miss­ing re­port in Nizam­abad in Te­lan­gana two days ago. Her fam­ily was in­formed of her res­cue, po­lice said.

A video of the woman was also cir­cu­lated on social me­dia in which she is seen shout­ing slo­gans. Some de­fence per­son­nel who are de­ployed at the spot can also be seen in the video try­ing to re­strain her from get­ting too close to the the Amar Jawan Jy­oti. Po­lice iden­ti­fied the woman and said she was a res­i­dent of Mum­bai.

Deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (New Delhi) Mad­hur Verma said that a po­lice team ar­rived at the spot when they were in­formed of the in­ci­dent and the woman was taken to the po­lice sta­tion.

“She is orig­i­nally from Nizam­abad in Te­lan­gana. Her in-laws live in Mum­bai. Two days ago, a miss­ing com­plaint was lodged in Nizam­abad af­ter the woman had left for Mum­bai. She told us that she came to Delhi from Mum­bai by train. We took her for a med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion and she was also jointly ques­tioned by po­lice and in­tel­li­gence sleuths. Noth­ing sus­pi­cious was found. Doc­tors found that she was men­tally chal­lenged,” Verma said.

The DCP said they found was no Pak­istan con­nec­tion. She is an In­dian na­tional, he said.

Verma also said that the woman was then moved to a care home and her fam­ily mem­bers were in­formed.

“We are wait­ing for her fam­ily mem­bers to ar­rive and she will be handed over to them. She could not give more de­tails about her­self and there­fore we are wait­ing for her fam­ily to ar­rive. Her hus­band’s de­tails are not avail­able. She was di­vorced 12 years ago. No case has been reg­is­tered in this re­gard,” the of­fi­cer said.

HT PHOTO

■ A video grab of the in­ci­dent. The woman (sec­ond from right) be­ing taken away from the spot.

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