Mumbai police have booked an unidentified biker for allegedly spitting on a 25-year-old Manipuri girl whereas she was strolling on a highway at Mumbai’s Kalina on Monday afternoon.
Based on information company PTI, the incident occurred when the lady was strolling together with her pal from Geeta Vihar Junction in direction of the Army Camp in Kalina space the place important items had been being distributed.
In her FIR, the lady said that the biker eliminated his masks and spat on her earlier than fleeing.
“Such act could expose me to coronavirus infection. In the heat of the moment, I could not note down the registration number of the bike,” a Vakola Police official advised PTI quoting the lady’s grievance.
Police are tracing the accused with the assistance of the CCTV footage of the realm and additional investigation is underway.
The incident obtained a immediate response from the police after Linda Newmai, a social activist from Delhi, tweeted about it.
“This is not done! We have to fight #Covid19 or these racial attacks? I request the @MumbaiPolice to immediately take action please! A NE girl from Manipur is the new victim again here in Mumbai. This happened just an hour ago. A biker came & spat on her #stopracism,” Newmai tweeted.
This isn’t performed! WE HAVE TO FIGHT #COVID19 OR THIS RACIAL ATTACKS? I request the @MumbaiPolice police to right away take actions please!
A NE woman from Manipur is the brand new sufferer once more right here in Mumbai. This occurred simply an hour in the past. A biker got here &spat on her.#StopRacism pic.twitter.com/sVIHuhR2Gh
— Linda Newmai (@lindanewmai) April 6, 2020
Terming the incident a ‘racial discrimination’ the Nationwide Fee for Girls (NCW) tweeted: “Yet another case of racial discrimination amid #COVID19outbreak, a miscreant spat on a northeastern girl at Kalina Market area in Mumbai. NCW will look into this matter for appropriate action.”
Yet one more case of racial discrimination amid #COVID19outbreak, a miscreant spat on a northeastern woman at Kalina Market space in Mumbai. NCW will look into this matter for acceptable motion.
See right here: https://t.co/fy5uZJ3OaX. pic.twitter.com/RDIP1OIl54
— NCW (@NCWIndia) April 6, 2020
An analogous incident happened at Delhi’s Vijay Nagar a number of days in the past when a middle-aged man spat on a Manipuri woman and known as her ‘coronavirus’ earlier than fleeing away on his scooter.