The Indian Foreign Ministry has also responded to South Korean Twitch streamer Hyojeong Park, who was harassed on the streets of Mumbai. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said during a press briefing that South Korean woman Hyojeong Park would receive all kinds of protection from local authorities. However, he declined to comment further on the matter. He said he doesn’t know much about this.
Arindam Bagchi said he didn’t even know if the South Korean embassy had contacted the ministry about Park’s harassment. Mumbai police arrested two youths on Thursday in connection with sexual harassment of a South Korean woman. According to police sources, the arrested suspects have been identified as Mobeen Chand Mohammad Sheikh and Naqib Sadrilam Ansari. The woman was assaulted while live streaming on Twitch.tv. Let us tell you that users like YouTube also stream live videos on the Twitch platform. Twitch is an American video live streaming service focused on live streaming video games.
When asked about the matter, the State Department spokesman said, “I am a little hesitant to comment on this. Because I am not aware of this. I do not know whether the Korean embassy has contacted us or not. ” I am still waiting for more details on this matter. I am sure she (the Korean woman) will receive all the attention and protection she needs from the local authorities.”
The spokesman went on to say that if it becomes a consular matter, the State Department will be involved. “If more is known about this, we will share it with you,” he added. Meanwhile, the South Korean embassy in India urged its citizens not to venture out at night due to the security issue.
However, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde assured that “severe action” would be taken against the accused. “Women in Mumbai only roam at night because they know they are safe. Strict action will be taken against the defendants,” she added. The South Korean girl was allegedly assaulted on a street in Mumbai. She was live streaming at the time. The video of the incident went viral when a user named Aditya shared it on Twitter.
Park tweeted from his Twitter account under the name Mhyochi saying “This was my first time in India. I hope what happened to me doesn’t happen to anyone else.” Mumbai Police have arrested two individuals namely Mobin Chand Mohd Shaikh and Mohd Naqib Sadarialam Ansari and registered an FIR under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code. He was sent to the police for a day.