Two youths were arrested for allegedly harassing a South Korean woman YouTuber during a live streaming on a street in Mumbai,
A video doing the rounds of social media shows a young man offering a lift to Hyojeong Park by grabbing her hand even as she objects.
Park is seen keeping her calm even when he tries to come close to her. Later in the video, she is able to dodge him and begins to walk away as she says on the stream, ‘Time to go home.’
But soon the man, along with another person on a bike, follows her and offers the lift again.
‘Come, this seat,’ he says in broken English to which she replies her vehicle is parked nearby.
The police took the two accused into custody after determining their identities in Patel Nagar, a suburb of Bandra in the city.
Quoting a tweet from another user, which had the video of the live stream, the YouTuber wrote, ‘Last night on stream, there was a guy who harassed me. I tried my best not to escalate the situation and leave because he was with his friend. And some people said that it was initiated by me being too friendly and engaging the conversation. Makes me think again about streaming.’
The YouTuber was also quick to dispel any wrong notions about her overall experience in India and praised the Mumbai police’s quick action in bringing the accused to book.
‘Happened to me in another country too but at that time I couldn’t do anything to call the police. In India, the action being taken very quickly. I have been in Mumbai for over three weeks, planning to stay longer,’ the YouTuber told news agency ANI.
‘I don’t want this one bad incident to ruin my whole travel and my passion to show wonderful India to other countries,’ she added.
The accused were sent to one-day police custody on Thursday.
Police officials stated that they had contacted Ms Park.
An FIR has been filed, and a probe has been initiated against the incident.
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