A 32-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped in UP’s Budaun district about five months ago but the incident came to light after the video of the incident went viral on social media recently.
As per a report by The New Indian Express, the victim has lodged a complaint with the police on Thursday on the basis of which the six accused, including 5 minors, were taken into custody by the police.
In the complaint, the woman has stated that about five months ago she had gone to the jungles to collect wood when five youths gang-raped her while the sixth one made a video of the incident, police said.
She said that the culprits threatened to make the video viral and kill her husband and children if she told anyone about the incident, police said.
It was only after the video was circulated on social media that she registered a complaint, police said, adding that the accused were apprehended late Thursday night.
SSP Badaun, Sankalp Sharma said one of the accused had also sold the video to some people in the village and surrounding areas for Rs 300.
Investigations are on and strict action will be taken, he added.
Earlier this month, a similar incident was reported from Badaun district, a 50-year-old woman was gang-raped and murdered when she had gone to a temple. The incident was reported from the Ughaiti police station area in Badaun district.
(With PTI Inputs)