New Delhi / Delhi woman gets challan, threatens to commit suicide, cops let her go after argument

India Today : Sep 16, 2019, 01:44 PM

While there have been many reports of traffic police fining violators with hefty amounts as much as Rs 40,000 and 1 lakh, it is perhaps the first time someone has threatened to commit suicide for being challaned.

Huge drama unfolded during the peak traffic hours at Delhi's Kashmiri Gate on Saturday when traffic officials stopped a woman riding a scooter to office.

According to the traffic police personnel, she was talking on the phone while driving her two-wheeler. The number plate on her scooter was broken and she was also not wearing her helmet properly.

When the officials stopped her, they say she started creating a scene and shouting at the cops.

At first the woman requested the officers to not challan her but they were relentless. Then she started crying and said that she was feeling unwell.

According to the police, while arguing with them, she threw her helmet on the road and created a scene. She dialled up her mother complaining about the challan. Still refusing to accept the challan, the woman then threatened to hang herself and asked what would the officers do if she kills herself.

The high voltage drama continued for more than 20 minutes on the busy road and passersby started gathering around to watch the heated exchange.

After the ordeal went on for several minutes, the officers finally let her go without issuing a challan.