A video of an Indian family being shamed by hotel authorities in Bali in Indonesia after they were caught stealing accessories from a hotel has gone viral on social media. Twitterati is now demanding that a ‘good behaviour’ guide be issued by the Indian government for its citizens, who travel abroad on holidays.
In the 2.20 minute video, an Indian family with minors is seen being shamed publicly by the hotel authorities, who are busy opening their suitcases rifling through their belongings. From the conversation, it seems the Indian family in question hadn’t impressed the hotel staff with their behaviour.
A man, who’s seen opening one suitcase after the other to find many more accessories stolen from the hotel, also threatens to call the police but the family begs for mercy by offering to pay for the stolen goods.
One woman is heard pleading, “Please don’t call the police. This is a family tour. We are paying.” However, the hotel staff, who was seemingly upset by the family’s bad behaviour during their stay at the hotel, goes on to open other belongings of the family to find more stolen items.
It’s not clear what happened to the family, but the video has sparked outrage on social media with many Indian Twitterati slamming the family for shaming India abroad. User Ananth Rupanagudi wrote, “Indian tourists caught with items picked from hotel room – this is how our #tourists defame the country when they go to another country! #Shame #travel”
— Ananth Rupanagudi (@rananth) July 27, 2019
User Kaveri wrote, “From the conversation, I gathered that they had earlier shouted at and misbehaved with the staff as well. What a disgrace. Shame on them.” Another user Hemanth wrote, “I understand this happened in #Bali. Having lived in Indonesia & visited Bali, I can personally vouch for Indonesians being the gentlest, most respectful people I have met. They hold India & Indians in very high esteem & its gut-wrenching to see us in such a compromised position.”