Four arrested for molesting minor girl

Four arrested for molesting minor girl

Four people were arrested on Monday when a video, showing a group of youths disrobing a minor girl in Jehanabad, went viral on Sunday.

Nayyar Hasnain Khan, Patna Zonal IG, who took cognizance of the incident asked Jehanabad SP, Maneesh, to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and nab the accused at the earliest.

"The police have identified the accused and arrested four of them. The remaining three culprits are evading arrest but will be apprehended soon," said Khan here in the state capital.

A video, showing seven youths disrobing a minor girl in Jehanabad, went viral on Sunday, thereby sending shock waves.

Strangely enough, while the girl pleaded for mercy, onlookers remained busy shooting the incident, instead of rescuing the victim from her molesters.

Emboldened, the youths continued to molest, drag and undress the victim in broad daylight.

"An FIR has been registered (case no: 342/18) in this connection. Since the victim is a minor, the four arrested persons have been booked under Section 8 (sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, besides being booked under Section 376 (rape) and 511 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)," said the IG.

"We will ensure a speedy trial so that the punishment meted out to these offenders will serve as a deterrent to others," Khan added.

The police made a breakthrough after it identified a motorcycle in the video, which had a Jehanabad registration number.

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