Indore Zebra Crossing Dance: A video went viral on social media in which a woman was seen dancing on the zebra crossing in Indore. As per reports, the woman now been booked by the police for public nuisance.
The woman has been identified as Shreya Kalra. She has been booked under section 290 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) which is about punishment for public nuisance, the police official said.
In the 30-second-long viral video, the woman was seen dressed in attire and a mask with a cap of the same colour. She was dancing on the zebra crossing to the tune of popular song by Doja Cat, Let Me Be Your Woman. The vehicles were waiting for the green light at Rasoma square in Indore. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra took cognisance of the matter on Wednesday and asked the police to take appropriate action against her.
According to reports, Vijay Nagar police station in-charge Tehzeeb Qazi said, “A case under IPC section 290 was registered against Shreya Kalra, who danced at the traffic signal at Rasoma Square in the city recently.”
Under these charges, Kalra will have to submit a fine of two hundred rupees, the police officer added.
After the video caught attention of the authorities, Kalra came out with another video explaining herself. She said that her intention was to make people aware of the traffic rules such as stopping at the designated place at a traffic signal when it turns red so that pedestrians can easily cross the road.
She claimed that many people gave her positive feedback on the video but some painted it in a wrong manner. Many social media users alleged that Kalra posted the video to gain traction and publicity.
The Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh said that no matter what was the woman’s intention behind the video but the method chosen by her was wrong. He said that it is necessary to take a legal action against her so that such incidents are not repeated. The state unit of women Congress Chief Archana Jaiswal said that the action taken against Kalra was wrong and the police should have let her go with a warning instead of filing a case.