The Government Railway Police on Thursday registered a case and detained three men in Meerut after a mob attacked and robbed a Muslim family of 10 on board a train in Mainpuri on Wednesday. A video of the incident, which was widely circulated on social media, shows a mob of around 30 men armed with rods and sticks abusing the family and banging the coach from outside, The Hindu reported.

Shakir, one of the victims, said they were targeted after the mob noticed the women in the family wearing veils. “They robbed us and molested the women. They did not spare even my 17-year-old mentally challenged son...Some of the passengers who came to our rescue were attacked, too,” the 53-year-old said.

Superintendent of Police (GRP) OP Singh said four of the family had suffered injuries to their head, while four others had suffered hand fractures. All of them had internal bleeding in the stomach. Singh added that a case of dacoity had been filed, and that more charges will be added to the FIR after an investigation, The Times of India reported.

The incident took place on board the Shikohabad-Kasganj passenger train. The assailants had gained entry into the compartment by breaking the glass panel of the emergency window.

A police officer told The Times of India that the women appeared to have been molested as their clothes were torn. “Right now, they are in no condition to spell out in detail what happened. But prima facie, it appears that some of the women were molested.”