Tribal girl stripped, filmed on charges of stealing phone in Jharkhand's Dumka, video goes viral

In a shocking incident, a tribal girl was stripped, assaulted and filmed by a group of students in a women's college in Dumka district of Jharkhand on suspicion of stealing a mobile phone.

Updated: Aug 09, 2017, 00:02 AM IST

Dumka: In a shocking incident, a tribal girl was stripped, assaulted and filmed by a group of students in a women's college in Dumka district of Jharkhand on suspicion of stealing a mobile phone.

The incident, that took place at Santhal Pargana Women's College on August 4, came into light after a video of the victim being thrashed, went viral on the social media. 

Following the incident, the victim's father, a farmer, threatened to commit suicide along with his daughter.

Dumka police superintendent Mayur Patel said, that police official met the girl on Monday, recorded her statement and filed an FIR against the accused.

"We are proceeding with the inquiry. I assure the guilty students would not be spared," Patel told ANI.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das also asked officials to investigate the incident and take strict action against the wrong doers.

Narrating her ordeal, victim said, I had recently bought a second-hand phone for Rs. 500. The girl who had lost hers saw my phone and accused me of being a thief. Then they thrashed me and held a students' council meeting inside the hostel which imposed a penalty of Rs. 18,600 on me.