All six men accused of harassing a man in Bhopal by putting a leash on his neck and demanding him to act like a dog have been arrested by Madhya Pradesh Police.
The video depicts a gang assaulting the man, demanding that he bark like a dog and apologize. (P.C – India Today)
Madhya Pradesh Police has successfully apprehended all six individuals involved in the disturbing incident where a man in Bhopal was subjected to degrading treatment. Three of the accused were arrested on June 19, with the remaining three apprehended on June 20.
The latter group is expected to be presented in court soon. Meanwhile, the main culprit, Sahil, along with his accomplices Faizaan and Sameer, were remanded to judicial custody for a period of 14 days following their arrest on Monday.
The swift action by the police was prompted by the circulation of a viral video showcasing the victim being tormented and coerced into mimicking a dog’s behavior.
The footage revealed one of the assailants holding the leash while others demanded an apology, purportedly related to a social media post.
Responding to the incident, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra expressed strong condemnation, stating that he had personally viewed the video.
He promptly directed the Bhopal police commissioner to launch an investigation and submit a report on the matter within 24 hours.
According to the victim’s family, Sahil and his accomplices not only subjected him to physical abuse but also coerced him into consuming drugs, eating meat, and converting his religion.
They further claimed that the victim was forced to commit burglary in his own home. The family expressed dissatisfaction with the police, alleging that their initial complaint was not taken seriously.
Deeply disturbed by the incident, the victim decided to expose the ordeal by sharing the video on social media platforms.
In response, the police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including those related to anti-conversion laws.
On the other hand, the accused’s family vehemently denied all the allegations leveled against them. The investigation into the matter is ongoing, aiming to gather evidence and establish the truth behind the disturbing incidents.