A day after a video of a young Japanese being manhandled during Holi celebrations went viral, police said three people have been detained in connection to the case. The video of the incident went viral on the internet and has left netizens outraged.
In the video, we can see a group of men forcefully applying colours and grabbing the woman while loudly chanting “Holi hai”. While a boy smashed an egg on her head further messing things up.
Police said the young tourist was staying in Delhi’s Paharganj and that the three accused, one of who is a juvenile, are also from the same area. The girl has not filed a complaint so far and she left for Bangladesh yesterday, they added.
Japanese Woman Harassed On Holi
The woman can be seen saying “bye-bye” to escape from that situation while the boys were mercilessly pushing her around. The girl slaps one of the men who tried to hold her before she finally managed to escape from that situation as the video shows.
By the end of the ordeal, the woman was barely recognisable and almost drenched. On the basis of the landmark visible in the video, it seems as if the incident took place in the Paharganj area of Delhi, but it is yet to be identified if any such event took place or if the video is an old one, according to Delhi police.
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Ever since the video went viral no such incident has been reported, in fact, no complaint or call related to any such incident with a foreigner has been received by the police department of Paharganj. The police gave a statement that an “E-mail has been sent to the Japanese embassy requesting them for help in identification of the girl or any other detail about the incident that seems to have occurred,“
The police department is trying to identify the accused boys visible in the video with the help of division/ beat officers and the local intelligence and said that strict actions will be taken against the accused once it is verified that the incident took place.
Many peoples have been flagging the video to the Delhi police as well as the national commission for women to call for some strict action. The chief of the Delhi Commission For Women, Swati Maliwal reacted to the video on Friday, she said that DWC will issue a notice immediately to the Delhi police for them to arrest the perpetrators. She tweeted about the incident,“ Completely shameful behaviour”
The member of the National Commission for Women and BJP leader Khushbu Sundar tweeted regarding the incident, Sickening. “The woman has to send a notice to NCW.”