A video clip was released where five men were seen beating up a man and a young boy who the abusers refer to as “Muslim beggars from Pakistan”. This video reached the police, leading to the arrest of the five people in the video.
Abuse in broad daylight to show dominance over the weak
On social media, a video surfaces, five men are seen beating up a Muslim man in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, allegedly asking the beaten-up man to go to Pakistan.
According to reports by the Indian Express, the victim and a few others who were with him in the viral video appear to have been seeking alms.
The men were seen humiliating the beggars, one of them even kicks a young boy on his head and slaps the other one.
Rajasthan Police’ search of the victims
According to Deputy SP Mukesh Soni, the incident took place under Ramganj police station in Ajmer on an unspecified date. The viral video reached them on 20 August which resulted in taking up measures to arrest the five accused under Section 151 (assembly of fiver or more to disturb the peace) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The five accused – Lalit Sharma, 40; Surendra, 32; Tejpal, 27; Rohit Sharma, 32; and Shailendra Tank, 31 – were taken into preventive custody the next day. They were arrested under Section 151 CrPC (arrest to prevent the commission of cognizable offences).
Sadly, no traces of the victims have been found and might be from another state. The accused were detained for a day and presented before a magistrate and released on bail.