Dalit woman sexually harassed, forced to remove clothes at gunpoint in UP’s Muzaffarnagar; 7 held
Muzaffarnagar News: The woman said when she had gone to a field to cut grass, the accused caught and sexually harassed her. They also made a video after forcing her to take off her clothes at gunpoint
Muzaffarnagar: A 30-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly sexually harassed and forced to remove her clothes at gunpoint in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. The miscreants also recorded the act on a mobile phone camera, police said.
The incident took in a village under the Kotwali police station limits of Muzaffarnagar district on Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, a total of seven persons were arrested in connection with the incident on Sunday. The arrested accused have been identified as Anuj, Kuldeep, Ankit, Ravi, Rizwan, Chota, and Abdul by the police, reported news agency PTI.
The matter came to the fore after the video of the incident was circulated on social media by the accused, police added.
Later, the victim lodged a complaint in this regard with the Kotwali police. The woman said when she had gone to a field to cut grass, the accused caught and sexually harassed her.
They also made a video after forcing her to take off her clothes at gunpoint, alleged the victim as reported by PTI.
Police have registered a case under sections 354b and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), section 3 of the SC/ST Act, and Section 67 of the IT Act and arrested seven people involved in the case on Sunday, informed Kotwali police station, SHO Anand Dev Mishra.
Courtesy : Mirror Now
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