A viral video on social media shows abuses being hurled at the minor boys who look visibly scared.
NEW DELHI — Two Muslim minor boys, who had gone to the village to collect fodder for their goats, were stopped and tied to a tree while they were returning home, and allegedly beaten with sticks in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh.
Three persons – a father and his sons – were arrested on Wednesday on charges of assaulting the boys in Khasparia village of Barabanki district, media reports said on Wednesday.
According to police, the incident happened on January 29. The victims – Shadab and Shakeel – had gone to the village to collect fodder for their goats. As they were returning home, they were suddenly intercepted by Triloki and his sons – Sonu and Suraj – who tied them to a tree and started beating them with sticks.
A video has gone viral on social media platforms regarding the incident. The video shows abuses being hurled at the minor boys who look visibly scared.
The boys were soon rescued by nearby villagers. They informed their father Majbulla who immediately rushed to the spot and took his boys home, reports said.
A police complaint has been lodged against Triloki, Sonu and Suraj under Sections 342 (Wrongfully confining any person), 323 (Voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (Criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
However, police said that Triloki has alleged he beat Shadab and Shakeel because they were caught harassing his minor daughter.
While Triloki is in his 50s, Sonu and Suraj are majors. Investigations are still on, police said.