In a horrific incident, a 15-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and stripped by five youths in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad. A video of the incident has surfaced on the internet which showed a teen walking home naked for about 2 hours. The incident took place on September 1 on the Moradabad-Thakurwada road.
According to the reports, the teen had gone to a neighbouring village to attend a fair when five youths kidnapped her. A villager who had heard her screams ran to the scene, but by that time the five accused had fled, taking away her clothes and other items with them. Instead of lending a hand, several onlookers stayed by and watched while others recorded her and posted the disturbing footage online.
The victim’s uncle lodged a complaint at Bhojpur Police Station on September 7. In a complaint, he stated that she was bleeding heavily when she returned home and told them about the incident. He immediately went to the police and reported it, but nothing was done until he brought up the issue in front of the district police chief, SSP Hemant Kutiyal.
He further said that after filing an FIR on September 7, the police subsequently sprang into action and arrested the accused. Additionally, the complainant claimed in the FIR that the accused’s family members had threatened to kill him.
The Superintendent of Police (Rural), Moradabad stated that a case had been registered under relevant sections at Bhojpur police station, and one of the four accused had been arrested. Further investigations are underway.