Bargarh: Odisha police today arrested six persons including four prime accused in connection with molesting a college girl in Bargarh district and recording entire scene and making the video viral on social media.
The accused were identified as Umakant Bhoi, Jai Prakash Bhoi, Ajit Barik, Hutasen Hati, Sahil Barik and Nutan Barik. They were arrested from Bukuramunda under Paikmal police limits.
Soon after the video featuring molestation of a college girl surfaced, Bargarh SP and Bargarh police yesterday launched probe into the incident.
The video is believed to have been shot in October. Police arrested three who were found outraging the modesty of the college girl and another one who shot the video, said DGP RP Sharma here today.
Bases on the video, a case was registered at Paikmal police station under sections 341, 354, 354 B and 34 of IPC and sections 66 A, 66 E and 67 of IT Act, Sharma said.
Several teams were formed and Bargarh SP monitored the case. The statement of the victim has been recorded, he said.
Sources said that six more people were also involved in the shameful incident. The searches are underway to nab the accused, who are still at large.
The video shows a group of men chasing, molesting and harassing a college student who is in her uniform despite her repeated pleas to spare her.
Soon after the media highlighted the incident, Bargarh police woke up and swung into action.