- Gone to complain about harassment, UP girls arrested by cop
- Video shows him lying on cot, inappropriately touching one of the girls
- Police says behaviour can't be tolerated, case filed against cop
The video -- which comes as the state police is trying to crack down on harassment of women through the formation of anti-Romeo squads -- shows the constable lying on a cot and inappropriately touching one of the girls.
Superintendent of Police Rajesh S said this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated. The case has been filed under the POSCO Act, which applies in cases of sexual abuse of children -- and investigations are on.
Constable Ishwari Prasad denied that he had molested the women. "I asked them to go home and touched the hand of one of the women. I did not tease them," the accused man was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Last week, a shocking footage had emerged from Rampur, around 300 km from state capital Lucknow that showed 14 men groping 2 women. The men had molested the women, filmed the incident on their cellphones and posted the video on social media.