Viral video shows a group of men harassing, groping and manhandling a Japanese woman on Holi.
Delhi Police on Friday apprehended three boys, including one juvenile, in connection with the incident of harassment and groping a Japanese woman during Holi.
According to the police, search for those boys carried out after a video went viral across social media platforms where a group of men were seen harassing, groping and manhandling a Japanese woman on Holi.
For those who were against the #BHARATMATRIMONY Holi campaign. A Japanese tourist in India. Imagine your sister, mother or wife being treated like this in another county? Maybe you will understand then. pic.twitter.com/VribIpXBab
— Ram Subramanian (@iramsubramanian) March 10, 2023
The video showed a group of men smearing colour on a foreigner, who seemed uncomfortable around them.
It also one of the men smashing an egg on her head. She can be heard saying “bye bye” in the video.
Earlier, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal said she was issuing a notice to Delhi Police to examine the video and arrest the perpetrators. “Very disturbing videos getting viral on social media showing sexual harassment with foreign nationals on Holi! I am issuing notice to Delhi Police to examine these videos and arrest the perpetrators! Completely shameful behaviour!” Maliwal tweeted.
Probing video of harassment of Japanese woman on Holi: Delhi Police
National Commission for Women too tweeted drawing attention to the video. It asked Delhi Police to register an FIR in the matter. “@NCWIndia has taken cognizance. Chairperson @sharmarekha has written to @CPDelhi to immediately file FIR in the matter.
NCW has also sought a fair and time-bound investigation in the matter. A detailed report must be apprised to the commission,” the NCW tweeted. Police said the video attached with the tweet has been posted on several digital platforms.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Sanjay Kumar Sain said the video is being analysed to ascertain the details. “Prima-facie, on the basis of the landmark seen in the video, it seems to be from Paharganj.
The Japanese embassy was contacted and they said they don’t have any information of any such incident, the DCP told PTI. Police said their personnel have been asked to collect the details of Japanese nationals staying in Paharganj and also establish the identity of the people seen in the video through local intelligence.
Story first published: Saturday, March 11, 2023, 8:47 [IST]
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