UP: Teen lay bleeding, begged for help as men gathered around filming her

A teenage girl was found bleeding and injured on the grounds of a government guest home in the Tirwa neighbourhood of the district of Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj, as a group of men stood by filming rather than assisting her.

The tragic incident’s videos have been widely disseminated online.

One such video, a 24-second clip, shows the young girl weakly putting up her hand with what appear to be bloodstains on it while asking for assistance while lying on the ground. Although it can be heard that some of the males gathered nearby are phoning the police, nobody (on camera) appears to make an attempt to do so.

The girl only received medical assistance after local police arrived. Manoj Pandey, the policeman in charge of the local outpost, took her to a hospital in an auto rickshaw. The girl has since been referred to Kanpur for treatment.

The girl went out to the market on Sunday but did not return home, following which family members launched a search.

Superintendent of Police Kunwar Anupam Singh told PTI the girl may have been accompanied by an as yet unidentified male. Sexual assault or rape has not yet been confirmed, he added.

Initial CCTV footage from the guest house shows the girl talking to the unidentified male. “The identity of youth is being ascertained. Only after the reports, (can) it be said (if) the girl was raped or not,” Singh told PTI.

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