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Beating naked Nepali child in public : HP Police arrest 6 person under POSCO & IT Act
Shimla, Aug 6
The Himachal Pradesh Police has taken cognizance on a viral video of a Nepali boy who was forced to uncloth and beaten publically after an alleged incident of theft under police post Tikkar under Rohru Subdivision of Shimla district.
Additional SP Shimla Sunil Negi said that seven people were arrested on Saturday for allegedly involving in forcing a Nepali (14 yrs) to uncloth and beating him publically about 100 meter from Tikkar police post on July 31.
He said that action has been taken after the alleged Video was circulated on Social media as seven persons are arrested under POSCO and IT act.
He said that police is probing the incident. Negi said that since Video was viral on social media the involved people were booked under IT act for uploading the criminal offences under IT act.
According to local people a Nepali boy was caught red handed by a shopkeeper stealing some items from shop. He was publicaly stripped by the shopkeeper and beaten for the act. The incident suddenly taken a new turn when a one person protested over punishing the boy without knowing his plight . A man warned the group who were punishing the boy that his mother is ailing for some time.
Local media also reported that mother of victim boy succumbed to illness. The incident is of July 31 also reported in newspapers.
The BJP State President Dr. Rajeev Bindal said that a painful incident has come to the fore in Shimla district’s Rohru He said that a 12-15 year old poor destitute child is stripped naked in the market, mercilessly beaten up, humiliation does not stop here as  red chillies was put in his eyes, a child whose mother died a few days ago.
The BJP is blaming the State police for covering up the matter.


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