- The two brothers were accused of stealing money
- A disturbing video of the assault has emerged
- A first information report was filed on Wednesday
Two Dalit brothers, accused of theft, were beaten up and tortured allegedly by staff at a petrol station in Rajasthan on Sunday, police said.
A disturbing video of the assault has emerged that shows several men beating up one of them at the petrol station at a village in Nagaur, about 230 km from Jaipur. The 24-year-old had gone to the filling station with his cousin, who is also in his early twenties.
In the clip, some men are seen stripping him, violating him with a screw driver. They allegedly poured petrol on his genitals.
A first information report was filed on Wednesday after the two brothers approached the cops.
"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.
Seven men have been arrested so far, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted.
In the horrific incident in Nagaur, immediate and effective action has been taken and seven accused have been arrested so far. Nobody will be spared. The culprits will be punished according to the law and we will ensure that the victims get justice.— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) February 20, 2020
Further probe is on, police said.