MP: Viral video shows youths thrashing boy; two arrested
Vidisha, Feb 22 (PTI) Two persons have been arrested after a 17-year-old boy was severely assaulted by some youths in Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha town, a police official said on Wednesday.
The official said the video of the attack on the youth went viral on Tuesday. In the scene, a group of youths can be seen surrounding the boy, while two of them beat him until he passed out, the officer said.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) came to know about the video and has issued a notice to Vidisha District Superintendent of Police asking him to respond within three days, an official said.
Acting on the viral video, police have arrested two youths, identified as Nanu and Wajid, and a search is on to nab other members of the group, Kotwali police station in-charge Ashutosh Singh said.
The accused have been booked under sections 294 (obscene act), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code. PTI COR MAS NR NR