Shocking! Unidentified biker spits on Manipuri girl in Vakola

According to Shonyo Kabai, the complainant, she had stepped out of her home along with her sister to purchase groceries when a biker approached her, forcibly took off her mask and spat on her near Kalina signal

Shocking! Unidentified biker spits on Manipuri girl in Vakola
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In a shocking incident, a biker allegedly spat on a 25-year-old Manipuri woman at Vakola on Monday afternoon. Vakola Police have filed a case against the biker. After the disturbing incident came to light on social media, the office of Mumbai Police Commissioner directed the local police station to register an FIR against the biker and accordingly, a case has been filed under the Epidemic Diseases Act.

Kailas Avhad, a senior inspector of Vakola police station, told HT, “We are recording the woman’s statement and will take action against the person who spat on her.”

According to Shonyo Kabai, the complainant, she had stepped out of her home along with her sister to purchase groceries when a biker approached her, forcibly took off her mask and spat on her near Kalina signal.

Due to the lockdown, the roads were relatively empty, and so, the two sisters were unable to find help.

“I was wearing a mask and a cap. I wonder what is it that bothered him to do such a thing. I don’t know if this incident has to do with coronavirus, but our community faces discrimination. There is name-calling and some tease us,” said Kabai.

The incident came to light 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. ” reads Linda Newmai’s tweet.

She also said that since the outbreak, those hailing from the north-eastern states claim they face discrimination and are not provided with essential goods.

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