One held over video of schoolgirl’s molestation

first_imgOne person has been arrested and six are absconding in connection with the video on social media of a schoolgirl being stripped and molested in Bihar’s Saharsa district. The video is said to be two months old but was posted on social media on Monday and has gone viral since.Filmed on mobile phoneThe district police arrested Pankaj Yadav, 20, for filming the incident on his mobile phone while his friends stripped and molested the girl at a secluded place. The police said Pankaj has confessed to his crime and search is on for the others. Soon after the video went viral, the district police took suo moto cognisance and an FIR was registered against seven persons visible in the video. “We got to know about the video on Monday and immediately started an investigation and arrested Pankaj Yadav from the Town police station area…others too would be nabbed soon,” said Saharsa SP Rakesh Kumar.The 40-second video shows six men dragging, molesting and abusing a schoolgirl. The girl is seen pleading with them but they catch and molest her. She finally breaks down before them but the perpetrators do not leave her.War of wordsEarlier, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav had slammed the Nitish Kumar government over the video and said Bihar once again has been shamed because of such incidents. “After Nalanda, Gaya, Madhubani, Jehanabad, Rohtas, Sasaram and Ara, now a video from Saharsa has gone viral …Chacha (uncle) wake up,” tweeted Tejaswi Yadav. However, on Tuesday, the JD(U) leaders addressing journalists alleged: “Since the video is two months old, it is Tejaswi Yadav who has been shaming Bihar by tweeting on such viral videos…it is to defame the government that such videos are being dug out and posted on social media.” JD(U) spokesperson Sanjay Singh said: “This video has been made viral by RJD men.”last_img

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