Posted: 12:53a.m. IST, July 13, 2012
New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday condemned the Guwahati molestation incident, and expressed hope that the state government will get the case fully investigated by the police and bring the perpetrators to book.
It is very sad that a small girl has been molested after her birthday party. It's really said to hear such a story or a case. I am sure the state government is going to get it fully investigated, there is a duty of the state to protect the right of every citizen, said BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
Be it any part of the country, if this thing happens it should be condemned. The police should investigate, a strong chargesheet should be filed and the court should go for a speedy action, he added.
A girl was molested earlier on Monday when she was returning home after attending a party at a city bar located in Guwahati's Post Office area.
The incident came to light after an amateur video of the incident was uploaded on YouTube. The video shows the mob, consisting of around 20 men, beating the girl before stripping her.
The shameful act continued for 30 minutes till the police arrived, and rescued the girl and handed her over to her parents.
The local police, however, later arrested around four people in connection with this case following widespread outrage following the incident in the city.
The rest accused are still to be arrested. (ANI)