A South Korean Content Creator Harassed by Hindu Youth While Live Streaming in Mumbai? Fact-Check 

A false narrative based on an outdated video is making the rounds, claiming that a Hindu youth harassed a South Korean content creator while live streaming in Mumbai, India.

Several accounts on twitter, including Uncivilised Projects (“@UPoojeets”) tweeted “A South Korean content creator was harassed by cHindu while live streaming in Mumbai, India”. The tweet was later deleted.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The incident in question occurred in December of 2022, and the youths who were accused were Muslim. Based solely on the video, Mumbai Police’s Khar Police have independently filed a sexual assault case. Mobeen Chand Mohd Shaikh, 19, and Mohd Naqib Sadarialam Ansari, 20, were named as the accused.

We visited mid-day, which published an article on this incident on Dcember 1, 2022 with the headline “Mumbai: Two arrested for molesting, harassing South Korean YouTuber in Khar”. Also, Ndtv posted an article with the headline “South Korean YouTuber Harassed In Mumbai While Live-streaming, 2 Arrested” on December 1, 2022, which clarified in details about the real truth of the incident.

The official account of @MumbaiPolice tweeted “Mumbai Police’s Khar Police station has taken a Suo Moto action in an incident that happened with a Korean woman (foreigner) in the jurisdiction of Khar West. In this regard, both the accused have been arrested and booked under relevant sections of the IPC. #WomensSafety” on Dec 1, 2022.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Pakistani account targeting a particular community and India’s global reputation to safeguard its own sinking global reputation. An old video is being spread with a misleading claim that A South Korean content creator was harassed by a Hindu youth while live streaming in Mumbai, India. The accused were young Muslim men, and the incident occurred in December of 2022. Based only on the video, the Khar Police of Mumbai Police have independently reported a case of sexual assault. Mohd Naqib Sadarialam Ansari, 20, and Mobeen Chand Mohd Shaikh, 19, were named as the accused.

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is this incident is from December 2022,& the accused were Muslim youths. Mumbai Police’s Khar Police have registered a case of sexual assault on its own based on the video. The accused were identified as Mobeen Chand Mohd Shaikh, 19, & Mohd Naqib Sadarialam Ansari, 20.

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