28/05/2017 7:42 PM IST | Updated 28/05/2017 7:45 PM IST

Police Arrest One Of The 14 Men Who Are Seen Molesting Two UP Girls In 'Viral' Video


Anindito Mukherjee / Reuters
Image used for representational purposes only.

Lucknow--A video showing two girls being molested by a group of 14 boys in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh has gone viral on the social media, triggering an outrage in the state where the incidents of crime have seen a spurt recently.

The police has arrested the main accused after registering a case against 14 boys who have been identified.

In the video, the group of boys can be seen taking the two girls in a desolate village area.

The boys are then seen molesting and groping one of the girls.

One boy even lifts her.

While the girls are seen pleading with them to let them go, the boys are seen laughing and a few of them shooting the incident.

"An FIR has been lodged against 14 persons. The main accused Shahnawaz has been arrested and the police probe is on," Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said.

He said victims are yet to be identified and no one has approached the police yet.

However, the police has registered an FIR on its own.

About the accused, he said Shahnawaj, Nawved, Farmaan, Jahane Aalam and Saddam are of Kuwakhera village of Rampur district.

"Attempts are on to nab the other accused," he said.

Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi, while talking to reporters in Delhi, questioned if this was the effective law and order promised by the BJP before coming to power two months back.

He said the incidents of crime have witnessed a spurt in Uttar Pradesh since the Yogi Adityanath government took over and in this context, mentioned the Saharanpur caste violence too.