Six people have been held for assaulting the minors caught heading home on a stolen motorcycle
Jaipur: Three minor boys were allegedly stripped and beaten by villagers after they were caught with a stolen motorcycle in Chittorgarh district yesterday. Six persons have been arrested for beating the minors against whom a case has been registered for the theft.
Police officers reached the spot and rescued the minors by taking them into custody
The boys, who belonged to a certain tribe, were going to their village on the stolen motorcycle that was identified by some youths of Laxmipura village who caught them.
"Locals stripped and beat them after they caught them with the stolen motorcycle on Saturday in Laxmipura. Police rescued them and brought them to the local police station along with the motorcycle," Chittorgarh SP Prasan Kumar Khamsera said.
After a stolen motorbike was recovered from their possession, a case was registered against the minors as well as against the mob that thrashed them, he added.
"Six persons were arrested today [Tuesday] for beating the minor boys. It was not a caste-related issue and the villagers beat the boys, aged between 15 and 18 years, because they caught them with a stolen motorcycle. Six of those who thrashed them have been arrested and others are being identified," Khamsera said, adding that the three boys were history-sheeters and have been named in a few FIRs registered earlier.