In a shocking incident, a young girl and her male friend were recently beaten up by a group of men in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. The attack, which lasted over 10 minutes, was also filmed by the attackers and circulated on WhatsApp.
"I was on a bike with a relative when we were stopped by the group. They threatened and abused us. We begged them to leave us but they continued to misbehave," the victim told CNN-IBN. She added that the assailants took them to an isolated spot, hurled abuses and threats, beat up her friend and molested her.
The video shows the girl being slapped and the boy being hit by a tree branch.
NDTV reports that four men have been arrested for the assault, which took place on March 8.
CNN-IBN reports that the men are from the same village as the girl, and that one of them was reportedly in love with the her.