Bhilaipur: MMS Of College Director Pushing Girl To Strip Goes Viral. Her Village's Response: Ban Mobile Phones

After a video showing a 15-year-old girl being forced to strip by her school director was widely circulated on WhatsApp,

After a video showing a 15-year-old girl being forced to strip by her school director was widely circulated on WhatsApp, a khap panchayat in Etah district has banned the use of cell phones by girls below 18.

The diktat was issued at a gathering of around 4,000 people by a Lodhi Rajput community panchayat in Bhilaipur and was seen as a precautionary measure to protect girls from sexual abuse or exploitation.

"It was a unanimous decision by Lodhi Rajputs. There will be a complete ban on mobile use by minor girls as these devices are corrupting them. Our girls are often trapped and exploited by men from a particular community which has the backing of a powerful political party in the state," Ramsewak Pehelwan, one of the community representatives, told TOI.

On June 30, Jitendra Singh Yadav, director of Sri Krishna Higher Senior Secondary School, allegedly leaked an explicit video of one of his girl students after she refused to have sex with him anymore. Yadav has been arrested and booked on charges of rape and criminal intimidation.