Indore: Police in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore district have arrested three persons for allegedly holding a tribal man and his minor brother hostage and thrashing them after a street brawl, an official said. After the video of the incident went viral on social media, the police arrested Sumit Chaudhary, Jaipal Singh Baghel and Prem Singh Parmar on Saturday.
The incident follows the recent arrest of a man in Sidhi district after an old video went viral in which he was seen urinating on a tribal man. The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Madhya Pradesh faced criticism on this issue. Deputy Commissioner of Police Aditya Mishra told reporters here on Saturday that an 18-year-old tribal man and his 15-year-old brother fell on the road after their motorcycle skidded in Rau police station limits on Friday.
This was followed by an altercation with the accused, who allegedly took them to a security guard’s room and thrashed them, the officer said. The victims were released on Saturday morning. DCP Mishra said that he was later admitted to the hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.
He said the accused have been booked under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
The officer said that if the involvement of more people is found on the basis of the video, appropriate action will be taken against them as well.