Delhi, Aug. 31: A French woman has been arrested after allegedly making a video of herself naked on a sacred bridge Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh. The 27-year-old French woman, only identified as Marie-Helene,. She is going to face charges under internet law after posting footage of herself on the Lakshman Jhula.
The bridge is popular with backpackers and yoga practitioners. Marie-Helene has an online business. She sells bead necklaces online. She said the shoot was aimed at promoting her business. She claimed that she was not aware nude shoot was illegal in India.
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RK Saklani, local PS officer said, “She accepted to have shot the video in the nude but claimed she was not aware that it’s illegal in India.”
Police arrested the woman last Thursday and released her on bail. Her mobile phone was seized as part of the investigation which is ongoing. Officers made the arrest after being tipped off about the video being posted on social media. In her statement the woman apologized for hurting the local community with her actions.