India follows detention of Indians held for China molestation

By: | Published: July 11, 2016 10:02 PM

The Indian Embassy today said it is following up with Chinese officials about the detention of two Indian men who were held for allegedly attempting to molest a Taiwanese woman in a hotel here.

They were taken into custody on July 7 by the local police following an alleged attempt to molest the Taiwanese woman tourist in the lift of a hotel here. (Embassy of India, Beijing Website)They were taken into custody on July 7 by the local police following an alleged attempt to molest the Taiwanese woman tourist in the lift of a hotel here. (Embassy of India, Beijing Website)

The Indian Embassy today said it is following up with Chinese officials about the detention of two Indian men who were held for allegedly attempting to molest a Taiwanese woman in a hotel here.

“The matter is still being followed up with authorities. We are not in a position to share further details at this stage,” a senior Indian diplomat here told PTI.

The two men, aged 50 and 28 hailing from Haryana, were held in detention till July 14.

It is not clear yet whether they would be released and allowed to go home.

The Chinese government was expected to provide consular access to Indian embassy officials to meet them.

The men were on a visit to China along with a group of traders brought in by a tea company from India.

They were taken into custody on July 7 by the local police following an alleged attempt to molest the Taiwanese woman tourist in the lift of a hotel here.

Much of the woman’s ordeal was reportedly caught on CCTV.

In the footage, they were purportedly seen first taking photographs with her and later pulling her inside the lift as she was getting out after the lift reached the lobby, officials said.

While the older man pulled her into the lift, his younger friend closed the lift’s door and took it to the 10th floor where they were staying.

During this time, the older man was purportedly seen trying to molest her while the woman made desperate attempts to resist.

As the lift came down she was seen rushing out and the two men also went to lobby.

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