Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered swift and proper action against the accused in a molestation case after the victims’ family member tweeted him seeking justice.
The incident took place on Holi when some local youths, in an inebriated state, barged into a house in Kalyanpur area in Kanpur and started molesting a woman and her daughter. When the woman’s husband protested, the perpetrators started hitting him, police said on Wednesday.
The husband approached Kalyanpur police station where police filed a case under charges of assault and abuse. However, the complainant alleged that police were “lackadaisical” in their probe and tweeted his grievance to the director general of police and the Chief Minister’s Office asking for their help in the case.
“I received a call from the DGP’s office in Lucknow shortly after the man tweeted asking for help. I was told to promptly submit a report in the case. I personally visited the family and also arranged for their medical examination,” said superintendent of police (west) Sachindra Patel.
“Earlier, the case was filed on charges of abuse and assault. A few more charges have now been added,” he added.
Three teams have been formed to nab the assaulters while the family has been provided security, police said.