KEY POINTS

  • The incident took place in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh 
  • Two suspects were arrested in connection with the incident
  • The victim suffered a spinal cord fracture

A teenage girl in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is in critical condition after some men broke into her residence and flung her from the second floor after assaulting her.

The incident took place on Monday in the Chaatha area of the city. The men who barged into the residence of the 17-year-old victim and subjected her to the horrific assault allegedly had been harassing her for over a year, NDTV reported.

Heart-stopping footage of the fall is circulating on social media and it shows the 17-year-old girl forcefully landing on her back after being thrown, and writhing in pain.

The girl reportedly survived the fall but ended up with a spinal cord fracture. The girl has since remained unconscious at the hospital, NDTV reported.

Shrish Chandra, the police chief of Mathura Rural, said that two of the suspects were arrested after the victim’s brother lodged a complaint. The victim’s elder brother Dinesh Singh told cops that the men had been molesting his sister for about a year, Zee News reported.

"We have registered an FIR and two men have been arrested. We are investigating the case and will take the strictest possible action," NDTV quoted Chandra, as saying.

"Last night, around 8 p.m., our father got a call from an unknown number. The caller asked who is speaking and sought to know the location. Our father said he was speaking from Chaatha and told the caller his name," Zee News quoted Dinesh, as saying.

"Soon, three men arrived on a motorcycle and barged into our house. They assaulted my family members, including my mother and sister. Two of them forcibly took my sister to the second floor and threw her from the balcony, breaking her spinal cord," said Dinesh.

"She is admitted to a private hospital and has got severe injuries in her spinal cord and other parts of the body. She is in a critical condition," the victim’s father, Prem Pal Singh, told reporters, according to Zee News.

Teenagers Teenagers huddle around a cell phone. Photo: Reuters