A disturbing incident of violence occurred at a mall parking lot in Indore on Sunday night, leaving a young woman brutally assaulted amidst a clash between two groups of youths. The entire episode was filmed and the video has gone viral on social media, prompting police investigation.
The viral video is said to be from the parking lot of a mall in Vijay Nagar area of Indore. It shows two rival groups of young men engaged in a heated dispute. A young woman is seen attempting to intervene and protect one side but gets shoved around and beaten up herself during the melee. For several minutes, she is battered with sticks, kicks and blows by the brawling men surrounding her.
The video has reached senior police officers. Additional DCP Amrendra Singh stated the police will investigate the matter after examining the footage.
Woman Filed Molestation Complaint
After the video surfaced, Vijay Nagar police traced the young woman and called her in for questioning. The woman, a resident of Bajrang Nagar, revealed she had gone to use the washroom when three men passed lewd comments and made vulgar gestures at her. When her brother and friend protested, the accused assaulted her, tearing her clothes.
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Based on the woman’s statement, police have registered a case against three men for molestation and detained them.
Ex-Boyfriend’s Rage Triggered Violence
Further investigation found the violence erupted when the woman was at the mall with her current boyfriend. Her ex-boyfriend arrived at the scene and, enraged at seeing her with another man, initiated a heated argument. This quickly escalated into the brutal physical assault seen in the video.
Police Launch Probe, File Charges Against Accused
Police have initiated a probe into the incident and begun searching for suspects involved. The officer in-charge of Vijay Nagar police station said cases, including charges of assault and harassment, have been filed against the identified accused based on the woman’s complaint.
The disturbing late-night incident has sent shockwaves in Indore. Police have asserted they are investigating the matter seriously and will take strict action against those involved in harassing and assaulting the young woman. With violence against women being a rising concern, the authorities have their task cut out to send a strong message through this case.