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Uttar Pradesh: Minor Hung Naked And Thrashed On Suspicion Of Theft

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| July 2 , 2018 , 12:07 IST

A 14-year-old minor was hung naked upside down and was thrashed by the owner of a steel godown for an alleged theft of few steel pipes in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

The incident came into light when the video of the incident floated on the internet.

The father of the minor victim told the local media that the godown owner had taken the boy to his godown on June 24. He further said that the owner had stripped the boy, hung him upside down and had beaten him for hours.

He also told the media that the workers of the godown had filmed the inhuman act. The owner had taken the boy to a police station, probing allegations of theft, but no action was taken due to lack of proof.

According to media reports, the boy claimed that he was hung for approximately five hours and was also beaten and tortured for more than three hours.

The police while addressing the case had said that an arrest has been made in the course of the investigation and that the inquiry is still in process.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Rahul Yadvendu told the media, “The boy was beaten up on allegations of theft. We have arrested one person, and are investigating the matter."