Rajasthan: Locals thrash Dalit brothers after pouring petrol on genitals
Two Dalit brothers, held responsible for theft, were thrashed and tortured allegedly by staff at a petrol pump in Rajasthan on Sunday, said police.
The video of the incident has surfaced that displays several men beating up on of them at the petrol pump at a village in Nagaur. The 24-year-old had gone there along with his cousin, who is also in his early twinties.
In the video, a number of men are seen stripping him, violating him with a screw driver. They allegedly poured petrol on his genitals.
An FIR wad registered on Wednesday after the two brothers approached the police.
“The two men, accused of theft on Sunday, were brutally thrashed by the employees. The assault was recorded on camera and the video went viral. They filed a police complaint on Wednesday," senior police officer Rajpal Singh said.
Five men have been reportedly detained. Further probe is underway, police said.