14 men molest two girls in India
The boys continue to molest and laugh as the girls plead to be allowed to go. Representational Image REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A video of two girls being molested by a group of 14 men in Rampur district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has gone viral on social media.

At least four men can be seen in the video — purportedly filmed and uploaded on social media by the molesters themselves — groping and abusing the women while the others watch. They are seen laughing as the girls plead to be allowed to go.

The victims have reportedly not been identified as no one has approached the police yet.

The police have, however, registered an first information report on their own against all the men who have been identified, and arrested the main suspect, Shahnawaz Qadri.

Police were confident that the others would be arrested soon, said Rahul Srivastava, chief spokesperson of the state police.

The main suspects have reportedly been named as Shahnawaj, Nawved, Farmaan, Jahane Aalam and Saddam.

On 25 May four women of a family were allegedly gang-raped and a man was shot dead by a gang of six robbers in Greater Noida.

On 22 May, three men allegedly gang-raped a 27-year-old woman in front of her husband, who was gagged and tied to a tree in the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh.