The police have arrested two men for harassing a Korean YouTuber as she was live-streaming on the streets of Mumbai on Wednesday night.
The video of the incident reported from the Khar area has gone viral on social media and the youth can be seen harassing her. The social media users have condemned the incident. The news agency ANI has tweeted that the arrested accused have been identified as Mobeen Chand Mohammad Shaikh and Mohammad Naqeeb Sadrealam Ansari.
Watch the viral video here:
The viral video shows the woman walking on the street while live-streaming and the accused enters the frame. He then asks her to come with him but the woman denies coming with him. He then grabs her hand and forces her to come with him. But the woman is heard saying, “No, no, no.”
He then says bye to her while doing obscene gestures, leaving the woman shocked.
The woman then leaves, and onlu a couple of seconds after, the accused along with one of his friends comes by on a two-wheeler. He asks her to sit with them offering lift but the woman again denies in broken English. She tells them her house was nearby and they can leave.
The victim has retweeted the video and said that she did not make a scene as she was alone and the accused was with his friend.
In a tweet, she wrote, last night while live-streaming, a guy harassed her. She tried her best not to escalate the situation and left because the accused was with his friend. The YouTuber further wrote that she was told by some people that their misbehaviour was a response to her over-friendly attitude and engaging with them in the conversation. Makes me think about streaming, she worries.
The reports say that the Mumbai police have registered a case of sexual assault after the video went viral.
Many social media users lashed out at the foul behaviour of these youth towards someone who was a guest to the country.