Rampur molestation: 14 men harass 2 women, post video on social media; main accused arrested

UP molestation: The accused filmed the whole incident in Rampur using their mobile phones and circulated it over social media.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 29, 2017 12:19 am
rampur molestation, Uttar Pradesh molestation, up molestation case, Uttar Pradesh molestation video Rampur molestation case: The shocking footage aired by the channel showed the men accosting the victims on an isolated road. (Source: ANI)

In a brazen act of sexual harassment, around 14 men molested two women in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district and posted the video on social media. The main accused has been arrested and the police are searching for the rest. “We have identified the men involved. The main accused has been arrested. We are interrogating him and based on what he says the rest will also be nabbed. We filed an FIR after the videos went viral on social media,” Vipin Tada, Superintendent of Police, Rampur, said.

The accused filmed the whole incident using their mobile phones and circulated it over social media in the last 15 days. The identity of the two women is yet to be ascertained, the report added.

The shocking footage aired by the channel showed the men accosting the victims on an isolated road. As they were walking away, one of the accused was seen pulling the woman’s dupatta. The men then went on to grope, pull and push the women. The women were heard wailing and pleading to let them go.

Reacting to the incident, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan lashed out at the BJP government over the law and order situation, even as he advised the women to stay indoors.

“Molestation, misbehaving with the women, loot, dacoity, murder have become the order of the day. Before the Assembly polls, I had warned the voters of the consequences of voting for the BJP. I had urged them to keep in mind the perfect rule of the SP and the future of law and order. I had said if the BJP was given a chance, law and order will worsen,” he told reporters.

The SP leader said what was now happening in Uttar Pradesh was “not unexpected”, claiming that women in the state were not safe ever since the BJP government took over. Khan advised the parents of the girls to realise the “gravity of the situation. … For the safety of your prestige, keep your daughters inside the houses under strict vigil.

Earlier in March, after coming to power in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi-Adityanath Government deployed ‘Anti-Romeo’ squads to ensure the safety of women in public areas. On the first day of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, the Opposition alleged that the law and order in the state was deteriorating and disrupted Governor Ram Naik address to both the Houses.

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  1. K
    Jun 1, 2017 at 10:01 pm
    F@u@c@king Islamic C@u@nts did this to Dalit Hindu Women, All the accused are Muslims and from Azam Khans district.
    1. H
      May 30, 2017 at 12:18 pm
      When Hindus are busy protecting their cows, meanwhile this happens.. Improve the security for women then do whatever you want for animal kingdom.. SHame one Hindus for their mentality.
      1. A
        May 30, 2017 at 3:27 pm
        A crime is a crime, please do not paint it with religion, this is what has been going on from last few decades, when we as a society start seeing these act as crime, no hindu or no muslim does it, a criminal is a criminal, practicing religion is very personal matter. No one should be allowed to act like these shameless guys did.
        1. K
          Jun 1, 2017 at 10:00 pm
          ing Islamic s did this to Dalit Hindu Women, All the accused are Muslims and from Azam Khans district.
        2. K
          May 29, 2017 at 5:13 am
          Across our country, the police have been reduced to a pathetic agency. Instead of protecting the people, they are mute spectators of all types of crime some states, they do the dirty work, with or without, political support. Police in India are incompetent, corrupt and perverted. The powers of law enforcement is rarely used for the people's benefit. Several police posts are "auctioned" by the state government. Their living quarters are poor. The nexus between police, netas and mafia is visible in all our states. It is a pathetic reflect of a 3rd, world CORRUPT country, we live in.
          1. P
            May 29, 2017 at 4:57 am
            It is possible these miscreants are doing it on purpose. The video is being used to arrest them. Let us wait till the names are released to know who they are.
            1. P
              May 29, 2017 at 4:55 am
              Yogi Adityanath's government will act on all these miscreants. It is not like the previous SP government which will not do anything.
              1. W
                May 29, 2017 at 3:40 am
                An FIR has been lodged against 14 persons. Main accused Shahnawaz has been arrested and the probe is on," prin l secretary (home) Arvind Kumar said in Lucknow. The prin l secretary (home) said accused Shahnawaj, Nawved, Farmaan, Jahane Aalam and Saddam are of Kuwakhera village of Rampur district.
                1. d
                  May 29, 2017 at 2:34 am
                  So called Indians but s at heart creating trouble to malign BJP, handiwork of Azam Khan.
                  1. R
                    ramesh ahuja
                    May 29, 2017 at 12:50 am
                    Handi work of SP congress combine. Now for sure you will not in power for 100 years, check this golden words, public sab jantee hai
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