Rampur molestation case: Four prime accused arrested, search on for others

That incident took place on May 22 in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district. However, the police came to know about it on Saturday evening after the video went viral.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 29, 2017 3:26 pm
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The four prime accused in Rampur molestation case have been arrested, ANI reported Monday. “All four prime accused have been arrested, three were arrested last night, search is on to catch the other accused,” said Rampur Superintendent of Police Vipin Tanda.

That incident took place on May 22 in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district when a group of men accosted two women on a deserted road. The incident was caught in a video which went viral The shows a man pulling the dupatta of one of the women and picking her up. It shows the other men also molesting the woman. The second woman pleads the men to let them go but they refuse to do so.

Police claimed to have identified 14 people from the video. On Sunday the first prime accused Shehnawaz, 20, was arrested from the district in Kuwakhera village. Shehnawaz was sent to judicial custody by the court. All the others were also residents of the same village.

Tanda said the police are yet to identify the women and trace them. “A police team is trying to locate the women,” adding that “after both the women are identified, we will get their statements recorded before the magistrate and start the process of identifying persons who misbehaved with them. In the video, we have identified 14 persons. Some of them appear to be minors.”

The police have filed an FIR under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) based on the video. The FIR was filed under IPC sections 354A (sexual harassment), 354B (assault or use of criminal force on a woman with intent to disrobe) and the Information Technology Act at Tanda police station.

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    Samir Thapa
    May 30, 2017 at 4:31 am
    That is why Romeo Squad is very good idea for woman.
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      Sanjay Bhattacharya
      May 29, 2017 at 3:49 pm
      The incident happened from Azam Khan's son's cons uency, a Muslim dominated area. The persons so far caught by police also belong to the religion of peace. In fact most of the criminals in UP belong to the religion of peace.
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        S Subramaniam
        May 29, 2017 at 2:29 pm
        All these beasts should be named and shamed. Even if someone​ are minors they should not be spared. All should be awarded life term rigorous imprisonment.
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          l s
          May 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm
          The fast track court should complete the case at the earliest, not later than 4 months, and severe punishments should be given. No delay tactics either from the police, nor the courts should be entertained.
          1. V
            May 29, 2017 at 1:45 pm
            All these criminals belog to Azam Khan's gang. SP was a gangster party. They put MY as SHOs also to prevent any action on their criminal gangs. Azam and Akhilesh must be getting cut also from crime activities. Now the police has to act but will they prepare proper case and with the rot in judiciary will there be any punishment. How can the rotten system be given complete overhaul with the media supporting criminals in the name of secularism?ms430
            1. K
              May 29, 2017 at 2:04 pm
              Please vnk, don't bring hindu muslim at least on this issue. it is a crime and crime should be punished. the news above has named the person which sounds a muslim name. where is azam khan and company in this? why would they commit such crime then upload it on video when they knew an anti muslim part is in power while sp is out, almost. instead of asking for punishment you are bringing it in between
              1. R
                May 29, 2017 at 2:49 pm
                I have seen Khalid's comments before, when ever a Hindu names comes in any crime, Khalid will jump and label him as a Brahmani or sanghi, suddenly change in his views,Khalid started acting bit strange, Khalid is saying Humanity and equality??suddenly ?? is it because Muslims are involved in this crime?This is called Taqia .practiced by Muslims
                1. A
                  May 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm
                  RDDY, all Bhakts and sanghis like you do the same thing that you mentioned for Khalid. It is the exactly how you behave when the tables are turned. So dont try to be naive.
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                    KS KUMAR
                    May 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm
                    These are all Muslim goons patronised by Azam Khan and Akhilesh. They do not observe or fear law. In these instances Muslims come out and say do not mention religion. Because earlier police could be influence by Azam Khan, they were getting away will all sorts of crimes.
                    1. V
                      May 29, 2017 at 3:49 pm
                      Goondaism and communalism are the only qualification of Azam Khan. The bugger encourages Muslim Gangs. Tanda has returned his son to UPLA due to this breeding of Muslim gangsters. They must have gone viral because the goonda Azam Khan opposed AR Squad during election compaign. He was cal these molesters as lovers. Under SP regime crime was getting rewarded making chief Muslim criminal Azam as No. 2 minister. I am sure this rotten IE will cry for these muslim gangsters sooner than later. All these s - IE, Akhilesh, Azam etc. were opposing AR Squads of police set up on Yogi's orders
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