| Agartala |
October 29, 2020 11:56:03 am
Tripura Police Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old man from Agartala for allegedly molesting a singer in a village bordering Bangladesh in West Tripura district. The arrest got here two days after a video of a mob attacking and sexually harassing the singer went viral on social media. The mob mentioned they caught the 2 in a compromising place, a declare denied by the girl.
In an interview to an area tv channel, the sufferer mentioned she was on her means again residence with an acquaitance when the latter tried to molest her. Listening to her cries for assist, some locals got here to the spot and apprehended them, solely to additional harass and manhandale her. In a video of the mob incident, a person is seen twisting the girl’s arm from behind and groping her, whereas others hurl abuses.
“Sanjib Barman was discovered with the woman by some native individuals, allegedly whereas he was attempting to outrage the modesty of the woman. Nevertheless, the way in which some individuals dealt with them is unbecoming and we’ve got are available in possession of a video clip the place persons are seen holding her in an obscene means,” Amtali Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Anirban Das mentioned.
The police mentioned they’re figuring out individuals within the viral video and have arrested Sanjib based mostly on a grievance filed by the sufferer.
In the meantime, a number of social and cultural organisations have come out in protest towards the assault on the singer.
Tripura Sanskriti Samanyay Kendra basic secretary Bibhu Bhattacharjee demanded police to instantly determine and arrest the accused.
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