क्रोशन्तं कालयामास दिश्युदीच्यामशङ्कित: ॥ २६ ॥
krośantaṁ kālayām āsa
diśy udīcyām aśaṅkitaḥ
O King, even as the two Lords looked on, Śaṅkhacūḍa brazenly began driving the women off toward the north. The women, who had accepted Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma as their Lords, began to cry out to Them.
According to Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī, the demon Śaṅkhacūḍa shook a large stick at the beautiful young girls, thus frightening them and driving them toward the north. He did not actually touch them, as is corroborated by the following verse.