A shocking video showing a group of eight young men molesting and disrobing a girl in Bihar’s Jehanabad has gone viral on social media. Six out of the eight men in the video are accused of molesting the girl. The girl is seen pleading with the men and trying to defend herself. Instead of helping her, onlookers shot a video of the incident and did nothing to help the girl.
The police took action after the video went viral on social media. The video shows the youth molesting, stripping and dragging the young girl.
Senior IPS officer Nayyar Hasnain Khan has already asked the team to look into the matter and also formed a special team to further investigate the video.
In the video, the faces of the seven youth can be seen, said the Station House Officer (SHO), SK Singh. Therefore, Khan has asked the police to arrest the youth whose faces are recognisable in the video
While addressing the media, Senior IPS Officer Nayyar Hasnain Khan said, “Four people have been arrested in connection with the case. Faces of two have been matched with people in the video and other two were making the clip. Other four-five have been named by them. Search operation is underway.”
In the video, the girl is seen helplessly fighting her attackers, who are heard laughing while ripping her clothes off. The witnesses apparently did nothing to help the girl. No one tried to stop the group, including the person who shot the video
The motorcycle belonging to one of them was also seen in the video which turned out to be a vital clue for the police. Talking about the attackers, the police says most of them are mostly teenagers.
The police have also recovered the mobile phone with which the video was shot. The police are conducting door-to-door searches to identify the criminals. The girl and her family are also being counselled. An FIR has been registered against the suspects under Section 376 (rape), Section 511 (punishment for offenses punishable with life or other imprisonments) of the IPC and Section 8 (sexual assault) of the POCSO Act.
Following the intervention of the state cyber crime branch, the video was deleted from social media. However, it is still available on instant messaging platforms.
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