Could Shadow Step be used to cause fall damaged when grappled?

Curious about what would happen if a Shadow Monk used Shadow Step while carrying someone, I discovered these answers that said no but I’m unsure if these answers can be interpreted in an offensive way to use Shadow Step.

Shadow Step:

At 6th level, you gain the ability to step from one shadow into another. When you are in dim light or darkness, as a bonus action you can teleport up to 60 feet to an unoccupied space you can see that is also in dim light or darkness. You then have advantage on the first melee attack you make before the end o f the turn.


  • A grappled creature’s speed becomes 0, and it can’t benefit from any bonus to its speed.

  • The condition ends if the grappler is incapacitated (see the condition).

  • The condition also ends if an effect removes the grappled creature from the reach of the grappler or grappling effect, such as when a creature is hurled away by the thunderwave spell.

If a Shadow Monk finds themselves grappled by an enemy and chooses to use their action to initiate a falling motion (say falling prone while next to a crater to fall off the edge, or stunning striking the flying enemy to remove their flying ability temporarily) could the shadow monk then use a patch of dim light or darkness to shadow step back to safety while causing the enemy to potentially fall to their doom?