What can be termed as a bizarre incident, a couple was caught in an compromising position on a road divider during daylight in south Mumbai’s Marine Drive.
The incident happened on Friday between the Air India Building and Marine Hotel Plaza, on the busy thoroughfare of Marine Drive, also known as Queen’s Necklace.
The video of the incident, which happened few meters away from the state government headquarters, was widely circulated on social media.
While some pedestrians made videos of the incident, someone alerted the Police Control Room which rushed a mobile van from Marine Drive Police Station there.
Upon espying police, the couple entangled, adjusted their clothes and quickly crossed the road to the other side, dodging the heavy traffic moving in both directions.
However, the police team managed to nab the duo. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 1) Manoj Sharma said both were detained today for inquiry, though they maintained that they were only kissing.
On preliminary questioning, the woman claimed she was from Goa, but later backtracked and gave confusing replies.
“The woman appears to be mentally unstable. She has been sent to the Mahila Suraksha Kendra in Chembur and further investigations are on,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police MK Sharma.
As per PTI reports, the man involved in the incident was a Russian national and has been detained.
No charges have been pressed against them yet, Sharma added.