Five males had been arrested for allegedly tonsuring a boy after they suspected him of stealing ₹100 in Garima Backyard in Sahibabad on Tuesday. The incident got here to mild on Tuesday after movies had been shared on social media platforms claiming the boy was tonsured as a result of of his religion, mentioned investigators.
“There was no subject of anybody focused as a result of of their religion. After the video went viral, our groups traced the lads who tonsured the boy and arrested them. The boys suspected the boy of being a thief and tonsured him as punishment. The boy is but to be traced however now we have suo motu booked the five suspects below Part 151 (preventive arrest) of the Code of Felony Process,” mentioned Bhaskar Verma, assistant commissioner of police (Sahibabad).
The suspects had been recognized as Mohammad Salman, Shahrukh, Anil Kumar, Jai Kishan Pandit and Wajid. Based on police officers, Jai Kishan operates a dairy and caught the boy after suspecting him of stealing ₹100.
The boy seems to be a minor however his age or id shouldn’t be but recognized, mentioned officers.
At the least two movies of the incident had been shared on social media platforms. In a single video, a number of males maintain the boy and forcibly shave his head with a battery-operated trimmer. Within the second video, some males declare they’ve recovered a razor from the boy’s possession and an unidentified particular person urges others to tonsure him.
“We are going to e-book the suspects below Indian Penal Code sections additionally if any complainant comes ahead. Our groups try to hint the boy and extra suspects seen in the movies,” Verma added.
Based on officers, if a complainant comes ahead, the suspects shall be booked below Indian Penal Code sections 323 (voluntarily inflicting damage) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace).