In a shocking incident, a group of youth (around seven of them) publicly attacked a young girl, forcibly removed her clothes in a bid to rape the minor girl in broad daylight in Jehanabad in Bihar. The sexual predators, several of them, even shot a video of the horrific incident and uploaded on the social media.
The victim girl kept pleading for mercy but her words had no impact on her tormentors.
Patna zonal IG Nayyar Hasnain Khan on Sunday constituted a special investigation team to investigate the matter. The video, which has gone viral, shows the youth molesting, dragging and undressing the victim while lifting her off.
The girl, who looked completely shattered, is heard screaming and pleading before the molesters. An FIR has been registered in the Town police station in Jehanabad against unknown persons based on the registration number of a bike, which could be spotted in the video. According to News18, the Bihar Police have traced the bike to Sihati village, which is in Bhelavar area. However, the owner seemingly has been staying in Patna for the last three years.
The SIT will be led by Jehanabad SP Maneesh. SHO of Town police station SK Singh said: “The FIR has been lodged under Section 376 (rape) and 511 (punishment for offences punishable with life or other imprisonments) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 8 (sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.”
He added that faces of seven youth were noticeable in the shocking clip. “One of the youths could be seen holding the girl. However, he was not resisting the attempts of the youths to assault the girl,” the SHO said. Albeit the video has been removed from the social media, it is still doing the rounds on instant messaging platforms.