Panchayat called to resolve the dispute which started over forced video recording of a girl by Muslim men ended in victim’s brother stabbing one of the accused. Injured by the stabbing, the perpetrator collapsed there itself. People present in the panchayat got jittered after the incident. Getting the information, the police arrived at the scene and took the victim’s brother into custody. The injured man is being treated in a Bareilly hospital. His condition is said to be critical at the moment.
The incident is of a village of Kelakheda area (Uttarakhand). The incident took place on 17th June when two men of ‘particular community’ started harassing a girl who was out to collect fodder and then recorded the whole episode. The relatives of the girl got outraged after getting the information. Since the incident involved people of two different communities, the elders of the village called the panchayat that night itself to resolve the issue. According to the police, the conflict between the two sides escalated during the panchayat and the victim’s brother, outraged over the molestation of her sister, stabbed one of the accused. On receiving the information of the incident, SO Virendra Ramola Rai arrived at the scene with police force and took the man into custody. The second accused in the case is said to be absconding after the incident.
Considering the gravity of the incident, PAC and police force of neighboring police stations were deployed in the area as a precautionary measure. The SO told that the incident of video recording being 3 days old is coming into light. The police is investigating the matter at it’s level. The situation is the village is currently normal. A named complaint against the two harassers was to the police by the victim girl.
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