Uttar Pradesh: Woman Found By Canal With Face Slashed In Meerut, Locals Film Her

According to the woman, she was attacked because her family was against her decision to marry the man she was in a relationship with.

Uttar Pradesh   |   18 Aug 2020 10:26 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-08-18T16:23:43+05:30
Writer : Sumanti Sen | Editor : Shubhendu Deshmukh | Creatives : Abhishek M
Uttar Pradesh: Woman Found By Canal With Face Slashed In Meerut, Locals Film Her

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An injured woman was found by a canal in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut in the evening on August 17, with her throat and face slashed with a sharp weapon. However, instead of rushing her to a hospital, locals filmed the woman, in her 20s, and even "interviewed" her while waiting for the police to arrive.

The police finally took her to a hospital, and she is reportedly stable now. Based on her statement, two men have been arrested for their involvement in the crime -- her brother and a relative.

According to the woman, she was attacked because her family was against her decision to marry the man she was in a relationship with.

This incident comes at a time when the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up a new "Woman and Child Security Organization" to tackle the increasing number of crimes against women in the state. The government said in a press release that the unit would be headed by a police officer of the rank of Additional Director General of Police - the second senior-most police rank.

Following this incident, the UP police appealed to people to rush victims of assault to a hospital instead of filming them.

"The time between someone getting injured and that person being taken to hospital is called 'golden hour'. It's a crucial time. The Supreme Court has ruled that anyone who takes such a person to the hospital will not be questioned. So I appeal to everyone, instead of making videos please take such a person to the hospital - please do not wait for the police to arrive," NDTV quoted senior police officer Avinash Pandey as saying.

Also Read: Uttar Pradesh: 13-Year-Old Dalit Girl Raped, Strangled To Death, Two Arrested

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