1 held as sexual abuse video goes viral in UP

However, the culprits have been identified. In the video, the girls are seen objecting to the assault and trying to defend themselves while they are surrounded and groped by the assailants, who also filmed the act on their cellphone cameras and later put it on Facebook. "An FIR has been lodged against 14 persons".

Rampur Molestation: While the police moved quickly in the case by arresting the main accused in the UP molestation case after it was registered against 14 boys, it still sparked an outrage.

Principal secretary of home department Arvind Kumar said that the prime accused has been identified as Shahnawaz and had been arrested."Police have got names of four more accused who are seen harassing the females". One accused even lifts her.

In the video, around 12 to 14 boys can be seen, molesting the women, even while they pleaded to let them go.

However, the police has registered an FIR on its own.

It came to light after a video of the incident went viral on social networking sites.

Though it is not clear from the footage where the incident took place, sources said it occurred in the Tanda area in the district a few days ago. "Attempts are on to nab the other accused", he said. However, the police official gave a contradictory statement and said they are looking into the matter.

After coming to power in March this year, the Yogi Adityanath-led UP government launched "anti-Romeo" squads to curb harassment and ensure the safety of women in the state, but it ran into trouble for moral policing and excesses.


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