LUCKNOW: A video showing two girls being molested by a group of 14 boys in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh has gone viral on the social media, triggering an outrage in the state where the incidents of crime have seen a spurt recently.
In the video, the group of boys can be seen waylaying two girls in a desolate village area.
The boys are seen molesting and groping one of the girls. One boy even lifts her.
While the girls are seen pleading with them to let them go, the boys are seen laughing and a few of them shooting the incident.
One of the victims stated that despite her outcry nobody came to rescue and demanded justice from the police.
“We stopped at a nearby petrol punk to refill. Later my sister and I went to toilet in a nearby area when we were molested by 10-12 people. We screamed for help, but no one came to our rescue. I demand justice,” said the victim.
The police has arrested the main accused after registering a case against 14 boys who have been identified.
“An FIR has been lodged against 14 persons. The main accused Shahnawaz has been arrested and the police probe is on,” Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said.
He said victims are yet to be identified and no one has approached the police yet.
However, the police has registered an FIR on its own.
About the accused, he said Shahnawaj, Nawved, Farmaan, Jahane Aalam and Saddam are of Kuwakhera village of Rampur district.
“Attempts are on to nab the other accused,” he said.
The incident occurred on May 22.
Yogi Adityanath was flayed by the woman activists over the incident, blaming the government for inefficient maintenance of law and order in the state.
Brinda Adige, a woman activist told ANI, “It is very shameful and unfortunate that such incidents are occurring pan India frequently. On one hand all the politicians, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi, talks about ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ and on other hand, such hideous episodes take place.
With PTI/ANI inputs