A shocking video from Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj showed bystanders busy filming a grievously injured 13-year-old girl, instead of helping her. The girl, who had gone missing from her home, was found hours later with multiple injuries, including on her head.
She tried to reach out for help by raising her hand but her appeals went unanswered. A group of men stood around her with their mobile phones in their hands, filming her from different angles, showed the 25-second video.
The onlookers could be heard asking whether the police were informed. Another asked for the police chief’s number. But the filming continued with no attempts to help the girl.
The girl had to wait for help until the police arrived.
A second video, which also went viral, showed the local police outpost in-charge rushing towards an autorickshaw with the injured girl in his arms.
“The minor girl was found in an injured condition and the local police rushed her to the hospital for treatment,” said Superintendent of Police Kunwar Anupam Singh in a statement.
A case has been registered under relevant sections based on a complaint by the girl’s family, said police.
It’s not clear if the girl was sexually assaulted. No arrests have been made in the case yet.
Further investigation is on.