Lucknow: A shocking video footage showing a group of about 14 men molesting and groping two women near a village in Tanda in Rampur district has emerged to show the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.
The accused apparently filmed the whole incident on their mobile phones and then posted the video on social media.
The main accused has been arrested and the police says they are looking for more people involved in the incident.
“We have identified the main accused Shahnawaz from the video and have arrested him. He is being interrogated and the rest of the accused will be arrested soon,” said Rampur SP Vipin Tada.
The home department spokesman disclosed that some more of the accused persons had been identified as Nawed, Farmaan, Jahane Alam and Saddam of Kuwakhera village. In the video clip, the men can be seen blocking the way of two girls on a narrow road. The men were on their motorbikes and there were trees all around. The men were seen groping, dragging, pushing, pulling and abusing them. The women’s wails and screams could also be heard in the video. They were pleading with their molesters to let them go, but to no avail.
Senior SP MLA Mohd Azam Khan told reporters that women and girls should remain indoors to ensure their safety because the Yogi Adityanath government could not offer protection....