Patna: Four persons were arrested in Bihar’s Jehanabad district today for allegedly harassing a minor girl and trying to disrobe her while filming the incident, according to media reports. The police reportedly identified the accused using video footage of the incident that went viral on social media on Saturday night.
The video of the incident shows a young girl being grabbed and molested by a group of young boys.
“At least 3-4 boys are touching the girl inappropriately and trying to overpower her when she makes escape attempts. They are also trying to take off her clothes and laughing, while someone is filming the horrifying act,” a local police officer said according to reports. Ignoring the girl’s cries for help, some onlookers filmed the incident.
As per available reports, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) had been formed by Patna zonal IG Nayyar Hasnain Khan to probe the video and an FIR was registered against unknown persons with the town police station in Jehanabad, based on the registration number of a motorcycle which was visible in the video.
The report quoted SHO of Town police station SK Singh as saying, “The FIR has been lodged under Section 376 (rape) and 511 (punishment for offences punishable with life or other imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 8 (sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.”