Published on 10 Jul 2014 | over 2 years ago
SEE IT: Chinese Communist leader expelled from party after sexually harassing woman on subway
A Communist Party official from Shanghai, China has been fired after he was filmed groping a woman on a train.
Wang Qikang also lost his job at a state-run agency after video of the incident surfaced online, in which he stares at a woman's rear and then touches it, but pretends to be looking at his phone after the incident. Qikang had claimed he had been sleeping when the act took place, though he appears awake the entire time.
A top Chinese Communist official has been booted out of the party after cellphone footage of him sexually harassing a woman on the subway was posted online.
Wang Qikang was caught on camera glancing at the woman's behind on the Shanghai underground system several times before he touched the top of her thigh.
The video sees his victim recoil towards the door as Qikang stares back at his cellphone, pretending nothing has happened.
After reporting the incident to police on Sunday, Qikang was identified after the video went viral.
During questioning for allegedly "molesting women in public," he is said to have told cops that he accidentally touched the girl's leg as he fell asleep on the train.
This is despite his eyes being clearly open during the incident.
The South Morning China Post reports Wang was expelled from the Communist Party and had his employment at the state-run Shanghai Jinjiang International Corporation terminated.