Two Indian businessmen were staying in Beijing to conduct some business related to their Haryana-based tea company. Unfortunately, during their stay in China, the two men also decided to have some “fun” as well.
While staying at a Beijing hotel, the two men reportedly molested a 17-year-old schoolgirl, who tragically walked into the wrong elevator. The young girl was visiting her older sister with her parents and had traveled from Taiwan.
According to security footage from July 8th, the two men entered the elevator on the 10th floor. The girl, who had already been riding down to the lobby, was suddenly bombarded with questions from the men, asking her for pictures. As the elevator reached the lobby, the men forcefully prevented her from getting out, as they swiftly re-swiped their room cards and the elevator jolted back up to the 10th floor.
On the way up, the men molested the girl. When the elevator stopped back at the lobby, the girl managed to escape and immediately reported the incident, according to India Today.
Police were called to the hotel to investigate. After watching the security footage, the men were kept in detention until July 14th and then deported back to India. Authorities have not said if the men will face charges.
Back in April, a surveillance video went viral showing a woman being attacked and nearly kidnapped inside a Beijing hotel while multiple passersby noticed and did nothing to rescue her. With bystanders infamously reluctant to help in China, the high-profile incident spawned a series of videos starring women standing up for themselves in public places — like elevators.
Of course, it isn’t quite so easy in real life.
By Robin Winship
[Images via India Today]