LUCKNOW: Following a 15-second CCTV footage of a girl walking naked on the road in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad sparked outrage online on Wednesday, police registered a case.
However, after registering a case of alleged gang rape of the teenage girl in Moradabad, police said no evidence of sexual assault was found during the medical examination and the girl is said to have mental health problems.
Conflicting reports, however, emerged about the incident. Responses of people from different camps also mired the incident in controversy.
Delhi Commission for Women chairperson, Swati Maliwal, shared the video asking people to contemplate "how high the spirits of criminals" are in the country that they made the girl walk after raping them.
"If strict steps are not taken today, then one day the situation will go out of control," Swati Maliwal tweeted in Hindi.
The incident reportedly took place on September 1 in a village under the Bhojpur police station area. Police said they had registered an FIR and arrested an accused on the basis of complaint filed by the girl's uncle but, later, her parents denied any sexual assault while recording their statements before the magistrate.
"The incident occurred around a fortnight ago and an accused in the case has been sent to judicial custody. The rape was not confirmed in a medical examination of the woman. The matter is under investigation,"As reported by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Moradabad range Shalabh Mathur quoted as saying,
Hemant Kutiyal, SSP Moradabad, said the girl, according to her parents, is having mental problems since her childhood and no such incident occurred.
As per reports, a video is going viral on social media in which a girl is seen walking naked. Her uncle gave a complaint of sexual assault and on that basis, the police registered the FIR. Later her parents' statements were recorded and they denied any sexual assault.
"Her parents said that their daughter is having mental problems since childhood and no such incident has happened. We conducted her medical examination and found no sexual assault," he added.