Unnao district is again in news for a wrong reason. This time again for a molestation case where 3 persons can be seen in a video, molesting a lady who is pleading them to leave her. The video shows the incident being taken place in a forest like secluded area. The video supposedly posted on social media on July 5, reported by ANI on July 6, shows three men pulling a lady to a forest like area in Unnao. The lady can be heard pleading, “Bhaiya aisa mat Karo (don’t do this brothers)” but the men hurl obscenity towards her. The men snatches the lady and force to take her somewhere which looks like a secluded jungle like area. Even though she resists and can be seen asking to leave her but the men still molest and force her to come along them.
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The lady has alleged that she was raped by the men seen in the video and the one who shot it, reported ANI. “The woman says she was raped while she was on her way to buy medicines. The accused, on pretext of offering her a lift, took her to a secluded place and raped her,” said Anand Kumar, Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Law and Order, to ANI.
We’ve traced the victim&will take her to women police station.She says she was raped while on her way to buy medicine.On pretext of offering her lift,accused took her to secluded place&raped her.We are trying to nab other culprits by tonight: Anand Kumar, ADG Law and Order #Unnao pic.twitter.com/pyKB2uZEbH
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 6, 2018
The incident, as reported by ANI, had taken place two months back and the victim had not reported any case to police. “3 people have been arrested, investigation is underway. The case is 2 months old, no report was filed by the victim earlier. The accused had recorded her video, her medical examination is underway,” said Praveen Kumar, DIG, Law and Order, quoted ANI.
3 people have been arrested, investigation is underway. The case is 2 months old, no report was filed by the victim earlier. The accused had recorded her video, her medical examination is underway: Praveen Kumar, DIG, Law & Order #Unnao pic.twitter.com/U6pxxBGEXc
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 6, 2018
As per Kumar, one of the accused was booked on July 3 in a separate case and was in custody before the video got viral. The other 2 accused, Rahul and Akash, were booked later on July 6 itself. The fourth accused was arrested today after all his attempt to hide and seek from Uttar Pradesh police was foiled by the police.
Unnao SP Harish Kumar says ‘We have arrested 4 people in connection with the matter where a video from Unnao in which 3 men are seen molesting a woman went viral. One accused is already in jail. We are further investigating this case.’ pic.twitter.com/FUTcHDioeM
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 7, 2018
Earlier this April, a BJP MLA from Unnao, Kuldeep Sengar, was accused of raping a girl who was introduced to him for a domestic help.
The BJP MLA tried all his best abilities to escape the allegations but he was finally booked and arrested after the CBI investigation was showed green signal in the case. The victim’s father was allegedly thrashed by Sengar’s brother, Atul Sengar for taking the case back. The father was found dead in a suspicious condition during the judicial custody. The case had gained nation wide outrage for the inaction by the Uttar Pradesh administration. The case is now under CBI investigation and the accused BJP MLA is under custody.