Two men on a bike tried to molest a girl student who was on a bicycle by pulling her dupatta. The girl fell off her bicycle and then got run over by another bike and eventually succumbed to her injuries.
The Incident occurred when the girl was returning from her school on Friday and it got captured in the CCTV cams set up on the road. The police arrested the accused on Saturday following the footage that went viral soon.
According to the police, the arrested accused tried to flee custody on Sunday when they shot them in attempt to stop. They suffered bullet injuries and one of them fractured his leg.
The Station House Officer (SHO) Haswar police station Ritesh Pandey has also been suspended for dereliction of duty in handling the case, reportedly.
What did the police say?
Superintendent of police of Ambedkarnagar Ajit Sinha told PTI on Sunday, "The incident occurred on Friday when the girl who was a student of class 11th was returning home from school. We first received information that the girl died in an accident."
"However on further investigation, it was found that the accident occurred when the miscreants pulled her dupatta. Following this, we lodged a case under relevant sections and arrested three accused on Saturday," added the SP.
"The three accused were being taken to hospital for a medical examination on Sunday. The trio jumped from the vehicle. They also snatched a police rifle and fired at our team," reportedly said the SP
"In retaliatory firing, two of the accused sustained bullet injuries in their leg while the third suffered a leg fracture. The three have been admitted to hospital for medical treatment," he added.
What did the CCTV footage reveal?
In the CCTV footage, the victim, who is a class 11 student, and another girl are seen moving on their bicycles when a speeding bike approaches her from behind and the pillion rider pulls her dupatta as they pass by her.
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The girl falls on the ground after losing her balance and is run over by another motorist coming from behind.
The arrested accused were identified as Sehbaz and his brother Arbaz, who pulled the dupatta. The third accused, Faisal, ran over the girl. It is yet to be ascertained if there is any connection between the accused brothers and Faisal, the officials said.
The accused have been booked under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 354 (assault to outrage the modesty of a woman) along with relevant sections of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.