Five arrested for harassing couple, shooting video of incident in Hapur
GHAZIABAD/HAPUR: Five men were arrested by the Hapur police from Simbhaoli after their two-andhalf-month-old video was widely shared on social media recently.
The video purportedly shows the accused men molesting and harassing a young couple near a canal in Hapur’s Simbhaoli.
According to Hapur police, the video, about two minutes long, was shot by the accused men themselves after they cornered a young couple near the canal and misbehaved with them.
The video also shows the woman and the man pleading with the accused to let them go but they blocked their way and one of the accused allegedly groped the woman.
“The video is over two months old and the incident came to light after the video was widely shared on social media,” Hemant Kutiyal, superintendent of police, Hapur, said.
“The accused had themselves prepared the video and later they gave it some others who put in online. Once the video was brought to our attention, we lodged an FIR and traced the five men,” he said.