Singer in Tripura molested, four arrested after video goes viral

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Four males have been arrested on charges of molesting an area singer at Nischintapur village close to the Bangladesh border in West district of Tripura, police mentioned on Thursday.

According to the 26-year-old lady’s charge, she had gone to the village barely 5 km from Agartala, on Tuesday for Durga puja where she met a person she was acquainted with. While she was returning with him on his bike, he allegedly molested her. After she began crying, some native people arrive there however harassed her and shot the incident on their cellphones.

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A video of the incident later viral on social media where a person is seen twisting her arm from behind and touching her inappropriately whereas different persons are seen abusing her, taking pictures and shooting movies of her together with the person with whom she was returning.

An area particular person later escorted her house.

The singer lodged a charge towards Sanjib Barman, the person with whom she was returning on the bike on Wednesday. On the idea of her charge, police arrested him later within the evening time from his house in Agartala. Around midnight three others who had abused have been additionally arrested.

“Identification process of the people in the video clip is on. We will arrest them as soon as they are identified,” mentioned Amtali sub divisional police officer Anirban Das.

Police didn’t say if further three males arrested have been seen within the video.

The assault on the singer has sparked outrage within the state. Many social and cultural organisations condemned the incident and demanded arrest and strict motion towards the individuals who abused her.

[Attribution HT]

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