An 11-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted and forced to shout religious slogans by three minors in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore, The Indian Express reported on Thursday.
The police said that the boy was taken by the accused to near a pond in the city’s Nipania area on the pretext of buying toys, according to NDTV. A video shared on social media shows the boy naked and being forced to shout slogans such as “Jai Shri Ram”, “Hindustan Zindabad” and “Pakistan Murdabad”.
The minor managed to escape and subsequently inform his family, who then filed a complaint with the police.
In a statement, the police said that the minor and those accused of the crime used to live in the same locality and their parents are labourers, reported The Indian Express.
A first information report has been registered against them based on a complaint by the 11-year-old’s parents. They have been charged under Sections 323 (causing hurt), 294 (obscene act in a public place) and 365 (kidnapping for wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code.
“The three boys have been granted bail from the police station after their parents gave surety,” an unidentified police officer said. “We will produce them before a juvenile court later. Their parents were shocked and said they will take corrective measures.”
The police also urged the public to not share the video of the incident on social as those involved in the incident are minors.