A disturbing and graphic video of the assault of a North Eastern woman, suspected to be hailing from Assam state, has been circulated widely. After the alleged assault video of the young woman went viral on social media, there have been demands for justice and strict punishment for the unidentified perpetrators.
In the video, four men in Assam could be seen brutally torturing a young girl. The video shows four unidentified men & a woman beating and torturing a young girl. The time or place of this incident is not clear. The culprits could be seen slapping the girl, assumed to be from the northeast, and also hitting the victim's face before stripping her naked.
In a tweet, the Assam Police said:
When it went viral, the North East police as well as their counterparts in Bangladesh initiated a probe. The Assam police even put up images of the accused on Twitter seeking information.
By following the chain of forwards, they were able to trace the origin of the video to a cell phone number in Bengaluru. The Bengaluru city police were alerted and special teams, within hours, tracked down the gang on Thursday (27 May 2021) evening. They were arrested in a rented house at Avalahalli, Ramamurthy Nagar. The arrested men are reportedly laborers.
Police officials are also concerned as they are unable to trace the victim.
“Our initial probe has revealed that the gang brought her illegally into the country by promising her a job. Instead, they forced her into prostitution. She was able to escape but they hunted her down. When they found her, they tortured her brutally and violated her before circulating the video,” said a senior police official at the press gathering.