Following a viral video from Bihar’s Saharsa district showing a school girl being molested by a group on men in the middle of the road, police have arrested one of the accused. “A case has been filed and the victim from the video has been identified. A probe is underway,” told police officials asserting to speed up the investigation.
The viral video from Monday, stretching for 40 to 50 seconds, gave a thrill to the entire nation as the girl could be seen crying for help while five to six men ill-treated the victim and her companion.
Soon after this video went viral on the social media, the district police took suo moto cognizance against the accused and a FIR was registered against seven persons visible in the video.
Massive manhunt was launched to apprehend the culprits. Initially, the police detained 10 persons for questioning and later arrested the one, identified as Pankaj Yadav, who was filming the entire incident on the phone, while his friends were indulged in molesting the victim.
According to the officials, the detained Pankaj has confessed to the crime after being questioned by the police.
Search operations are being carried out by the police to nab the remaining six.