Five ar­rested for ha­rass­ing cou­ple, shoot­ing video of in­ci­dent in Ha­pur

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Nation -

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.

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