In a shocking and rare incident, a young foreign couple is said to have indulged in sexual intercourse, in broad daylight on the divider of a road in south Mumbai’s Marine Drive at Nariman Point. Last thursday, hundreds of people who were passing by that road – be it the walkers or those on their vehicles as well as public transport, watched them, clicked their pictures, shot their videos and uploaded them on social media.
It has been reported, that the incident happened on the busy stretch between the Air India Building and Marine Hotel Plaza, which is popularly called the ‘Queen’s Necklace’. The place is very close to ‘Mantralaya’ – the headquarters of Maharashtra’s state government. Of the many people who watched them, somebody called the police. In no time, force from the Marine Drive Police Station reached the spot.
As soon as the couple saw the police, they seperated, wore their clothes and ran across towards the opposite end of the road, somehow eluding vehicles on the road. Though the man slipped away, the police caught hold of the woman. Upon being interrogated, the woman said that she came there from Goa. Though she changed her statement afterwards, and even said many contradictory things. Apparently perplexed, she said that they had only kissed each other.
A manhunt has been launched by the police, to nab her male counterpart, who had run away. However, a case has not been registered against the man or the woman. In a statement to the news agency Indo Asian News Service (IANS), the police said that the woman seems to be psychologically unbalanced and has been shifted to Chembur’s Mahila Suraksha Kendra. Police also claimed that they are investigating the matter.
Recordings of CCTV cameras, rooms and records of local hotels, and records at the Foreigners Regional Registration Office are being analyzed, in order to search for the man, and also to find out the detailed identity of the couple. The Youth believes that all foreign nationals must be properly sensitized about India, upon their visit to the country, so that they avoid indulging in such acts, and subsequently, facing any problems from the authorities.