The lady, Smriti Kalra, is a resident of Gurugram. Photograph: (Twitter)
The accused, Smriti Kalra, was later granted bail by a metropolitan magistrate after being produced before court
A 44-year-old resident of Gurugram was briefly arrested on Friday after she repeatedly slapped and abused two army soldiers in an apparent case of road rage.
The accused, Smriti Kalra, was later granted bail by a metropolitan magistrate after being produced before court, PTI reported.
The woman, who was allegedly driving a Tata Indica haphazardly, allegedly refused to give way to a truck ferrying Indian army soldiers to the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, the army subedar who was dropping off his colleagues alleges in his police complaint.
Police quoted him as saying that despite blowing a horn, the accused refused to give them way and instead blocked their way when they tried to move towards the left or the right.
The army constable who was driving the truck tried to speak to the woman but she allegedly held his collar, slapped him and hurled abuses at him.
She apparently blamed the constable for being an Army personnel after which he came back to the truck and sat in the driver's seat.
Kalra got off from her car and continued to hurl abuses. She came to the truck and banged on its windows. She then started abusing the army subedar, who was sitting inside, the police said.
The army subedar tried to ask her about their fault but she kept abusing them. He got down to speak to her but she abused him and also slapped him a couple of times, they said.
The accused later got into her car and sped off. The army subedar had asked his colleagues to record the incident in a video.
The incident occurred on September 9 but the recording was submitted to the police on September 13 after which a case was registered and the woman was arrested from her house in Gurugram and her car seized.