Odisha Police have arrested at least six people after a video of a girl being molested on road in broad day light went viral over the internet.
Six persons were arrested by the Odisha Police on Tuesday. According to the state police, the incident took place on October 4 in Bargarh district’s Paikmal town.
“On learning about the video, we registered a case and started a manhunt to nab the culprits,” a senior police officer of Bargarh district police said.
According to police, the girl was molested by the accused while she was returning home from college along with a male friend.
The video that went viral on the internet a few weeks back shows, men numbering between six and eight with faces covered molesting a girl. The girl can be heard pleading to the men in Odiya.
In the video, you can see the girl repeatedly requesting her perpetrators to let them go. The accused youths ignoring her plea continued molesting her and assaulted her friend.
Odisha’s director general of police RP Sharma said, “An FIR under relevant Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections and IT laws have been lodged.”