MP: Tribal Woman Sexually Assaulted By Men In Public View, People Film But None Come To Help

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In a shocking incident that was reported from Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur district, a tribal woman was sexually assaulted by a mob of men under broad daylight and in full public view. This occurred during the ongoing Bhagoria festival, reported The New Indian Express.

In a video of the incident that has gone viral, a woman is seen trying to hide behind a vehicle when a man approaches her and forces himself on her. Cries of the woman can be heard in the video. Even though she is rescued by a passerby who pulls the man away, another man heads towards her and sexually assaults her. He goes on to drag her towards the mob, many amongst which attempt to grope her, reported NDTV.

What’s even more disturbing is that in the same frame, another woman is sexually assaulted by the men. People who were witnessing the incident did not try to help the women or shun the incident. Instead, many filmed chose to film it.

An FIR has been lodged against the culprits and the two accused men have allegedly been arrested. Superintendent of Police, Alirajpur, Manoj Kumar Singh said, “After filing the FIR, two accused have been taken in custody but the main accused is missing, all of them have been identified. We have formed several teams and all of them will be arrested soon.”

According to TNIE, the accused men who were recording the video instead of helping the women have also been arrested.

Several people online expressed their disgust over the incident and called for appropriate action to be taken against the culprits. Here’s a look at some tweets:

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