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Three held after molestation clip goes viral in UP’s Unnao, hunt on for four others

Police said the seven-member gang abducted the woman from her residence in Sahjani and took her to an orchard, where they allegedly attempted to rape her.

lucknow Updated: Jul 06, 2018 14:26 IST
Haidar Naqvi
Haidar Naqvi
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
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Last month, a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 25-year-old man in Unnao.(AFP/Photo for representation)

Police arrested three people on Friday for allegedly abducting and molesting a woman in Unnao a few days ago. A hunt has been launched for four others involved in the crime.

The matter came to the police’s attention after a six-day-old video of the incident went viral on the social media. The arrested people were identified only as Rahul, Vimal and Akash.

Unnao superintendent of police Harish Kumar said the seven-member gang is believed to have abducted the woman from her house on Saturday. “The arrested men are being questioned for information on the whereabouts of their accomplices,” he said, adding that an FIR has been lodged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and IT Act.

The suspects still at large were identified as Pavan, Ritik, Rahul and Vipin.

“Harassing a woman and filming the incident on a cellphone with the intention of posting it on the social media is a serious crime. Nobody one will be spared,” said Kumar.

However, the woman in the clip is yet to be identified. “The Ganga Ghat police are trying to contact her. We only know that she lives close to Sahjani and the video was shot six days ago,” another police officer said.

Police deduced from the video clip that the gang abducted the woman from her residence in Sahjani and took her to an orchard, where they allegedly attempted to rape her. Upon being told that they would record the incident and post it on the social media, she can be heard responding: “Bhaiya, aisa mat karo (Brother, don’t do this)”.

Further information is awaited.

First Published: Jul 06, 2018 13:02 IST