Two more arrested for thrashing girl, male friend in UP's Hathras

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday arrested two more persons, suspected of beating a young college student and her male friend on March 8 here.

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015, 16:33 PM IST

Hathras: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday arrested two more persons, suspected of beating a young college student and her male friend on March 8 here.

Earlier, four assailants were nabbed by the police.

The shocking video of a group of six men thrashing and assaulting a girl and her friend for more than 10 minutes led to hue and cry across the country, and raised questions over the law and order prevailing in the state.

The gruesome attack was filmed on a cellphone by one of the assaulters and circulated on WhatsApp.

According to the girl, her friend and she were riding on a motorcycle when the gang surrounded them and forced them to move to an isolated spot.

"They abused and beat us repeatedly. I begged them to leave us, but they continued to misbehave and called me names," the girl said.

In the video, assaulters are seen slapping the girl and hitting the boy with a tree branch.

When the girl's family members saw the incident on WhatsApp, they reported the matter to police.