A person has been arrested by Tripura Police on charges of molesting a female folk singer after a video, where a group of youths is seen molesting the artiste, went viral on social media.

The police, after drawing flak, have taken a suo-moto case on the basis of the viral video.

Meanwhile, an FIR has also been filed by the victim girl.

The incident took place in Agartala.

The victim, who is a well-known folk singer of Tripura, went with her boyfriend on Tuesday night for roaming.

But she was molested and harassed by a gang of youths on the road between Tripura Medical College (TMC) and Ashwini market at around 10 pm on Tuesday night.

Some of the youths also captured the moments of molesting her on mobile phone cameras and posted videos on social media.

Amtali police have so far arrested one of the culprits in connection with the case.

Police sources said, “At around 10 pm on Tuesday night, the girl was on her way back home from TMC towards Ashwini market with her boyfriend.”

“As the girl was on her way, she was suddenly surrounded by a gang of criminals who were in inebriated conditions. The miscreants made lewd remarks to the girl and then started pulling her dress including her blouse and kept on touching her inappropriately,” police sources said.

“Despite the girl’s protests, the harassment and molestation continued for a while before the girl managed to escape with some alert locals rushing to the spot,” sources said.

The girl with the help of her relatives filed an FIR with the Amtali police station.

According to sources, around 8 criminals were involved in the barbaric act.

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