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South Korean woman allegedly molested in Gurugram, 4 arrested

The incident allegedly happened after the woman objected to one of them men shooting a video of her.

South Korean woman allegedly molested in Gurugram, 4 arrested
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Police have arrested four men in Gurugram for allegedly molesting a South Korean woman on Sunday. The woman had complained to the police that they men had forcefully tried to take pictures with her, and had thrashed her friend when they had tried to get away. Police said the men had also made a video of the incident, while continuing to molest the woman.

The woman, who works for a multinational in Gurugram, had been returning from Jaipur with a friend when the incident happened. She said they had stopped the car on NH-48 near Sehrawan after her friend told her that he had attended a polytechnic college nearby.

The woman, 32, said she had clicked a few pictures of a nearby hillock to send to her family, when she was approached by four or five men, one of whom started shooting a video. They allegedly caught hold of her wrists after she shouted at them to stop filming her.

The men then allegedly started clicking selfies with her, despite her protests. They then beat up her friend. The woman and her friend called the police once they got back into their car and started moving.

Police said this appears to have been a case of 'moral policing', where locals had gotten suspicious of the man and woman for standing around clicking pictures after having got out of their car.

Police have arrested four men and have registered an FIR under sections that deal with sexual harassment, insulting a woman's modesty and criminal intimidation. Three of the men have been sent to judicial custody while one is in police custody for further investigation. They are still looking for a fifth man accused of taking part in the molestation.

(With inputs from agencies)