Uttar Pradesh: Family of rape victim demand justice

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 30, 2018, 07.28 AM(IST)

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The Uttar Pradesh police have launched a manhunt for two men who allegedly assaulted a woman and uploaded the video on social media. 

The incident took place at Kannauj`s Samdhan district in Uttar Pradesh.

The girl was initially reluctant to file a case fearing defamation but went ahead after the video of the incident was uploaded on social media by the accused. 

Police registered a case against the accused on Sunday evening. 

Speaking to the media, the sister of the victim said, "If the accused are not hanged or given life imprisonment, we will give up our lives."

The accused identified as Talib and Salman gang-raped the woman near a well in the locality on April 24 of which the woman did not inform her family. 

The incident came to light when the men uploaded an explicit video of the act on social media, following which the woman along with her family immediately filed a case with the local police.

The police informed that the case has been registered and the accused men will be caught soon. 

Further investigation is underway.