Sambalpur: Police on Wednesday swung into action after a video of two girls, seen stripped naked and thrashed by two youths, went viral on social media in Sambalpur.
Though the exact place where the act was recorded is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the incident occurred in some place in Sambalpur as the youths were communicating in the local dialect.
SP Sanjeev Arora stated that already a case has been registered and a detailed probe will be conducted in connection with the incident by Town Police.
“We have already started the investigation and as per law, necessary steps will be taken,” said Arora.
Arora stated that a special team will be constituted to identify the youths involved in the incident as we have found that the particular dialect heard in the video is spoken in several places in Western Odisha.
Earlier, a video of girl being harassed by a mob in Bargarh had gone viral and police had arrested more than eight persons in connection with the incident last year.
Senior officials informed that already clear instructions have been issued to police stations across Odisha to take prompt action in connection with such incidents where wrongfully shot videos of girls are either being uploaded or circulated on social media.