16-Year-Old Dragged, Harassed By Young Men In UP

LUCKNOW: A video that has been circulating online since last evening shows a group of young men harassing and attempting to molest a 16-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi. One of the men seen in the video has been arrested and two others are absconding. Preliminary enquiries have revealed that the incident is from July 12.Police said the girl was offered a lift by a boy, a friend of hers, when she was going to give food to her mother who was working in a field. The boy and the girl were passing through a forested area when a group of young men – including minors – stopped the girl and tried to molest her.
The six-minute video appears to have been shot by a young boy on a mobile phone. At one point, the girl can be heard screaming as two men drag her further inside the jungle and try to gag her. The teenager, holding a steel container, a spoon and a water bottle, tells one of the men, “Leave my hand.”The video also shows the girl sitting on the ground, surrounded by five men who are intimidating her and asking her what she was doing in the jungle. Two men can be heard telling the girl, “Just the two of us.”
The girl can be heard pleading with the men to not do anything to her. She tells them that she knows only the boy who offered her the lift.