KANPUR (Uttar Pradesh): An Uttar Pradesh police officer humiliated a girl who had approached the police to file a molestation complaint.
The incident took place when the victim along with her parents went to file an eve-teasing complaint at Nazirabad police station in Kanpur.
In a video of the incident, which has now gone viral on social media, the police officer can be heard shaming the victim for wearing ornaments while going out. The official also blamed the girl's parents for not keeping an eye on their daughter and allowing her to go out of the house with jewellery.
The girl complained that she was teased by three men on a street while she had gone to fetch water from a nearby hand pump. Not paying much heed to the girl, the police officer told the girl she was 'fashionable' and 'inviting trouble'.
छेड़खानी की रिपोर्ट लिखवाने गई लड़की के साथ थाने में इस तरह का व्यवहार हो रहा है।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 25, 2019
एक तरफ उत्तर प्रदेश में महिलाओं के खिलाफ अपराध कम नहीं हो रहे, दूसरी तरफ कानून के रखवालों का ये बर्ताव।
महिलाओं को न्याय दिलाने की पहली सीढ़ी है उनकी बात सुनना।
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"Why are you wearing all these rings, bangles and locket? All this itself shows what you are," he said.
Hours after the video of the incident went viral, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the Yogi Adityanath government over the rising crime against women in Uttar Pradesh.
"This is the kind of behaviour a girl faced from the police when she went to file a report about an incident of eve-teasing. On one hand, the crime against women in Uttar Pradesh is not decreasing, and on the other hand, the protector of the constitution is behaving like this with the woman. The first step to providing justice to women is to listen to them," she tweeted in Hindi.
This is not the first time Priyanka has hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government over a spurt in the crime rate.
Earlier this month, Priyanka had tweeted that criminals are "roaming freely" in the state.
"In Uttar Pradesh criminals are roaming freely and doing whatever they want. Criminal incidents are taking place one after the other. However, its BJP government has turned deaf. Has the Uttar Pradesh government surrendered before criminals?" she had tweeted along with a collage of news reports highlighting various incidents of crime in the state.