In a shameful incident, a South Korean YouTuber named Hyojeong Park, popularly known as Mhyochi, was harassed by a man in Mumbai streets while she was livestreaming in the Khar region on Tuesday night.
As soon as the video went viral, netizens started tagging the Mumbai Police to inform them about the incident and demanded action against the accused, who was harassed in a crowded street.
About the Viral Video
The video shared by a Twitter account named Aditya shows a man harassing the YouTuber by grabbing her hand. It can be seen in the video that a young man is offering a lift to the streamer by grabbing her hand, even after she protests.
The video further shows, the man coming closer to her while she is continuously resisting him and handling the situation with calm. Later in the video, she is able to dodge him and begins to walk away.
She also retweeted the post by user name Aditya and talked about the matter, saying that it has made her think again about streaming, which is very shameful for us as Indians, that a foreigner was harassed in our streets in front of many people.
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
Mumbai Police Arrested the Accused
As the video of the women being harassed by the man went viral, people started tagging Mumbai Police and demanding justice for the woman. Mumbai Police took instant cognizance of the matter, arrested the two accused, and booked them under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Hyojeong Park talked to the media, don’t want to spoil her plan due to this, will stay here for more few weeks:
I don't want this one bad incident to ruin my whole travel and my passion to show wonderful India to other countries: South Korean YouTuber Hyojeong Park, who was harassed in Mumbai while live streaming
Both accused have been arrested and sent to 1-day Police custody pic.twitter.com/5zHrnOmmEy
— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2022
About Hyojeong Park
Hyojeong Park, a.k.a. Mhyochi, is a Twitch streamer and YouTuber from South Korea who streams gaming, cooking, DIY, etc. She is currently in Mumbai on her solo trip, during which she explores Indian culture. Apart from being a Twitch streamer, she is also active on Instagram, where she has around 12k followers.