A man who indecently touched a woman's thigh on a subway train in Shanghai was kicked out of the Party and sacked from his job at a local travel agency yesterday.
This video grab shows Wang Qikang touching the thigh of a young woman on a subway train in Shanghai on June 29.
The 38-year-old was also put under administrative detention, a punishment for violations not serious enough for criminal charges.
Police said Wang Qikang had been drinking when he twice deliberately touched a woman’s thigh on a Metro Line 9 train on June 29. Police did not say how long he was detained for the indecent assault.
Wang was an executive at the state-owned Jinjiang Shanghai Travel Agency. He has been expelled from the Party and dismissed from his job, parent company Jinjiang International (Group) Co Ltd said.
A video clip of the incident taken by a witness was uploaded on weibo.com and web users tracked down Wang through a coordinated identity search on-line. Wang is said to have gone to the police station with his boss after his identity was exposed. He claimed he touched the woman accidentally while asleep.
The victim went to a police station on Sunday. The 21-year-old Taiwan native said she had felt she was being touched, but was unsure by whom so she did not report the incident at the time.
Web users have uncovered more of Wang’s personal details over the past few days, including his wife’s company.
Wang said he disconnected his phone at home because of abusive calls. But his wife is still receiving many calls, Wang said. “They should target me, not my wife,” he said.