The shocking incident took place in UP’s Ghaziabad, where the woman was thrashed by an unidentified man after they got into a scuffle.
- Last Updated: September 15, 2020, 8:39 PM IST
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In a harrowing incident, an elderly woman was ruthlessly beaten by a local on the streets in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district.
The shocking incident took place on September 12 in Rajapur village, where the woman was thrashed by an unidentified man after they got into a scuffle.
The CCTV footage of the woman being beaten up in public view has taken the internet by storm. Towards the end of the video, when the woman tries to sit up, the man takes a chair from her side and goes on hitting her until she falls flat on her back.
The infuriating incident was shared on Twitter and has been going viral since.
After taking cognizance of the matter, in a subsequent tweet, the Ghaziabad Police mentioned that the accused seen in the video has been arrested and further probe is on. There were reports of the woman getting beaten up because she resisted a case of molestation. Cops, however, clarified that no such incident had been reported to them.
वादी द्वारा लिखायी गयी FIR में छेडखानी का जिक्र नहीं है सिर्फ मारपीट का जिक्र है अभियुक्त को गिरफ्तार कर वैधानिक कार्रवाई की जा रही है pic.twitter.com/OY4kxqxK6P
— GHAZIABAD POLICE (@ghaziabadpolice) September 15, 2020
However, that’s not the end of the matter. What has further agitated netizens is the fact that bystanders were just merely looking at the entire fiasco, with no one coming to the rescue of the helpless woman.
And needless to say, they also pointed out how we are failing as a society everyday to protect the women of our country.
Catch this cretin, reveal his identity and shame him till he’s a social outcast. And this bystander syndrome will kill us all one day. No one stepped in to help as this lady was assaulted? https://t.co/wDyzRnrPJ7
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) September 15, 2020
As per a report by The Hindu in January 2020, Uttar Pradesh tops the list in crimes against women.
Recently, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has approved the creation of a women and child safety wing, to be headed by an Additional DG, to check crimes against them.