Punjab cops douse the fire sparked by offensive video

Wednesday 21st September 2022 07:26 EDT

CHANDIGARH: A woman hostelite studying MBA in a private university in Punjab’s Mohali was detained by police on charges of making an objectionable video and posting it on the social media. Senior superintendent of police Vivek Soni told the media that no suicide attempt was reported after the incident came to light. He said, “As per our the investigation, the accused made her own video and the video of no other students was made. There was no evidence so far. There is so much misinformation and rumours doing rounds. We should respect the modesty of the accused student as we are investigating the matter,” he said.

Soni appealed to the public and the students to maintain calm and help police to investigate the matter. As the video went viral, a massive ruckus on the campus of Chandigarh University erupted overnight with crowds of hostel students staging a massive protest. Students shouted slogans: ‘We want justice’. During the protest, police had to cane-charge students to disperse them.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann ordered a high-level probe into the incident and said that the daughters “are our dignity and pride” adding that such incident is highly condemnable”.

Harshest punishment for culprits

Meanwhile, Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal said that the culprits involved in the alleged video leak from girls’ hostel in a private university in Punjab will get the harshest punishment.

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