Indian man arrested after assaulting Twitch streamer ‘may5w’ on live stream – During a live Twitch broadcast in Hong Kong, a streamer known as ‘may5w’ faced a distressing incident when she was sexually assaulted by a stranger. Luckily, a passer-by came to her rescue, leading to the arrest of the assailant.
Twitch’s “In Real Life” (IRL) streams have gained immense popularity, allowing viewers to virtually travel alongside streamers as they explore foreign countries and document their adventures. However, during a live broadcast on September 10, may5w’s journey in Hong Kong took a horrifying turn when she was sexually assaulted by an unknown man.
Indian man arrested after assaulting Twitch streamer ‘may5w’ on live stream
As may5w was streaming her first day in Hong Kong, a stranger began groping her against her will. Despite her pleas for him to stop, the assailant persisted and even followed her into a subway station. The distressing incident escalated when the man pushed her against a wall and attempted to force himself on her. In desperation, may5w cried out for help on her livestream, desperately pleading with the assailant to cease his actions.
the dude who sexually assaulted that streamer in Hong Kong is named Amit and he works at the Rajasthan Rifles Indian Restaurant pic.twitter.com/tedZcyZmaJ
— pagliacci the hater 🎃 (@Slatzism) September 11, 2023
Fortunately, another passer-by arrived on the scene as may5w was attempting to break free from her assailant. This courageous individual seemed to shield the streamer, prompting the assailant to retreat and flee the scene. May5w expressed her gratitude to her rescuer, thanking him profusely for his intervention.
The shocking incident quickly garnered attention on social media platforms as footage of the assault circulated among users. It was reported that may5w initially hesitated to file a police report out of fear that the attacker might seek revenge.
In a positive turn of events, Hong Kong police swiftly responded to the incident. They arrested a 46-year-old Indian man in the Kennedy Town district of Hong Kong on suspicion of indecent assault and outraging public decency. The man, whose occupation is listed as a waiter, had his identity and workplace exposed on social media as internet sleuths tracked him down.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of public awareness and intervention in cases of harassment and assault, both online and offline.