Woman who stood up to abuse by Noida society resident speaks up: ‘Harrowing experience… want him behind bars’

The woman seen standing up to a man, who abused and pushed her during an argument at an upscale Noida society, told The Indian Express on Saturday that the experience has been harrowing for her and her family.
Speaking to The Indian Express, the woman said that Tyagi, who lives on the ground floor of one of 22 towers in the residential society, first extended the balcony area of his flat a few years ago. “He planted palm trees in the common lawn area of the building in 2019. What he was essentially trying to do is create his own area within the common lawn area, which is accessible to all residents. On Thursday, he wanted to plant a few more plants in the common area. I, along with other residents, mostly women, went to the common area where the planting was happening, and we decided that we would pluck out the plants. Tyagi came out and started abusing me, calling me names that I can’t even imagine being addressed by. He not only threatened me and my husband but said, ‘Tu ped chuyegi toh main tujhe choonga (if you touch the tree, I will touch you)’, and also pushed me. All of this has been recorded in the video. It has been such a harrowing experience for me and my family,” said the woman. She also thanked other women who stood with her during the incident.
Tyagi has been booked under Section 354 of the IPC (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty).
As BJP leaders Mahesh Sharma and Sharda Chaturvedi visited the residential society on Saturday to assure residents of action against the accused, the woman told them: “I want Noida police to put him behind bars.” This was met by applause from the residents.
“He has misbehaved with a lot of people – kabhi bachcon se, kabhi senior citizens se, kabhi guards se. This time it was the women. It has been so difficult for me and my family; nobody wants to hear such words about themselves. I don’t want words; I want some action to be taken,” she told the BJP leaders.