A video that went viral on social media showed a 17-year-old boy being thrashed, made to smoke a cigarette and lick shoes over a monetary dispute in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur. The incident led to the arrest of one of the four offenders, police told PTI on Saturday, 13 March.
Inspector Sahadev Sahu of Gora Bazar police station said that four people including arrested accused Deepak Passi (20) have been charged with kidnapping and assault.
He further said that the incident happened due to a dispute over Rs 2,000. “When the victim did not return home on Thursday night, a missing person complaint was filed by his parents. Later the video of the boy being thrashed surfaced," he was quoted as saying by PTI.
As per the police's Investigations, the four accused took the victim to a ground in Nayagaon area. There, the victim was slapped multiple times by one of them, while another tried to make him smoke a cigarette, and all of them forced him to clean and lick their shoes.
One of the accused Passi was arrested two days ago, the official said.
(With inputs from PTI)