MUMBAI: Mumbai police have arrested two accused for misbehaving with a South Korean woman.
A day after a video purportedly showing two men sexually harassing a South Korean national in Mumbai’s Khar area went viral on social media.
The incident took place on Tuesday night when S Korean YouTuber Hyojeong Park, popularly known as Myochi, was livestreaming a video on social media.
Happened to me in another country too but at that time I couldn’t do anything to call Police. In India, action being taken very quickly. I’ve been in Mumbai for over 3 weeks, planning to stay longer: S Korean YouTuber Hyojeong Park, who was harassed in Mumbai while live streaming pic.twitter.com/OPZXoNw9Kz— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2022
It can be seen in the video that a boy is putting his hand around the neck of 24-year-old Hyojeong Park and kisses her.
A senior police official confirmed the arrest, identified the accused as Moheen Chand Mohammed Shaikh and Mohammed Naqeeb Sadrealam Ansari, and said that they will be peoduced in court by Thursday afternoon.
The accused have been booked under Section 354 (assault or criminal force with intent to outrage modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
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. https://t.co/QQvXbOVp9F— Mhyochi in 🇮🇳 (@mhyochi) November 30, 2022
The matter came to light after the video was posted on Twitter, tagging the Mumbai police.
Hyojeong Park has 12,000 followers on the livestreaming platform Twitch. She often puts videos of eating while playing video games.
She is in India from last few weeks and making blog. She was talking to her followers and people in Khar area of Mumbai on Tuesday when the two men molested her.