There was a twist to the tale after a video of a car being towed away while a woman was breast-feeding her baby went viral. Another video capturing Saturday's incident at Malad (west) in Mumbai changed the entire narrative.
However, another video shot on a mobile phone shows that the seven-month-old baby was not inside the car but in the arms of another family member when the Mumbai Traffic Police warned to tow it away. The infant was taken inside, thereafter, indicating that situation could have been averted, on part of the parent.
Truth behind viral video of @MumbaiPolice traffic cop towing car with women and child inside; driver of parked car obstructing traffic interfering with cop doing duty and lady with infant climbing into car after it was towed to defame policemen @CPMumbaiPolice @Dev_Fadnavis pic.twitter.com/waLvLzqH4Q— dharmesh thakkar (@news_houndz) November 11, 2017
The footage contradicts with the account of the woman named Jyoti Male, who told ANI that the policemen did not even ask her to get down before towing the car, even when she told them that she was breastfeeding. Earlier in the day, National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma said a strict action should be taken against the policeman, but added if the woman acted irresponsibly, a case should be registered against her as well.
"When I saw the video last night, my first reaction was that the police personnel should be suspended and an action should be taken against him. But I read in the morning that the mother kept sitting inside the moving car. Our first concern is that of the child. If the case goes against the lady, then the lady should be booked," Rekha Sharma told ANI.