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Ghaziabad minors await surgery after Samajwadi Party leader's brother injects them with petrol: HT

Rizwan Qureshi and his aides allegedly assaulted the two last week on the suspicion that they had stolen a mobile phone.

Doctors at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital in Delhi on Wednesday said that the two minors minors, who were injected with petrol in their anus by a Samajwadi Party leader's brother in Ghaziabad last week, had developed an infection and could not undergo surgery. Dr Bharat B Sagar, the chief medical officer of the hospital, told Hindustan Times, "Surgery is a must for both patients. [But] the infection has to subside before the operation." According to reports, doctors had said that their organs had suffered permanent damage.

On October 12, Samajwadi Party leader Haji Ehsan Qureshi's brother Rizwan Qureshi and his two aides had assaulted the minors on the suspicion that they had stolen a mobile phone. They had allegedly called the boys to Rizwan's dairy and injected them with petrol using syringes meant for injecting cattle with medicines. They allegedly tortured another 24-year-old man as well in Ghaziabad's Loni area, according to the Hindustan Times report.

While Rizwan and one of his aides, Akil, were arrested on October 17, Nadeem surrendered in court on Tuesday. Loni Circle Officer Anil Kumar Yadav said the police had charged them for illegal confinement, causing grievous hurt by dangerous means and unnatural offences. They were also booked under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

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