The incident took place last week in a forest near Maharajganj area in Uttar Pradesh when a minor boy and a girl were cornered by a group of thugs and despite repeated pleas for mercy, they did not stop.
A horrific video has emerged that shows a couple being thrashed by a gang. The men concerned are seen methodically and mercilessly beating the couple and it has sparked a huge uproar. The incident took place last week in a forest near Maharajganj area in Uttar Pradesh when a minor boy and a girl were cornered by a group of thugs and despite repeated pleas for mercy, they did not stop. The girl in the video was thereafter even forced to strip off her clothes and pose for the camera. The couple was intimidated by the goons who threatened to make the video public. When the parents of the minor girl tried to approach the Uttar Pradesh police officials, they allegedly asked them to let go of the incident and refused to lodge a FIR. The police allegedly exerted pressure on the parents to ignore the incident for a payment of Rs 37000. The parents were taken seriously only once the video went viral on social media.
On Wednesday, the Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Rajendra Chaudhary commented on the atmosphere in the state for women, and said, “Women are not safe in this regime.” He was speaking to Times Now. Recently, in yet another shameless act of sexual harassment, around 14 men molested two women in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district and posted the video on social media, reported the Indian Express. The incident took place in the month of May where, reportedly, the accused had filmed the entire incident on their mobile phones and circulated it over social media. The shocking video footage showed the men approaching the victims on an isolated road when one of them pulled the woman’s dupatta.
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According to reports, the main accused had been arrested later.