New Delhi: A video has surfaced in which a bangle seller was seen being mercilessly beaten and abused by a mob in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.The mob also destroyed the stock of bangles he had & continued to empty out his pockets, all the while the bangle seller was pleading for mercy. The bangle seller later said that he was robbed of Rs 10,000 which he had with him, as reported by NDTV.READ: Both Factions Of Hurriyat Conference ‘To Be Banned’ Under UAPA: OfficialsIndore SP Ashutosh Bagri has said that an FIR has been registered and the accused are being identified through the video. Bagari said that stringent action will be taken against the accused.
In a viral video, a bangle seller in Banganga Police station area was thrashed & objectionable language was used against him. FIR registered, the accused are being identified through the video. Stringent action will be taken against them: Ashutosh Bagri, Indore SP#MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/s10xeKChV3
— ANI (@ANI) August 23, 2021
In the video, the victim, identified as Tasleem is seen being beaten up by a group of men in a street in the Banganga area in Indore. The men also use slurs at him, people around them watched.”Take whatever you want. He should not be seen in this area anymore,” a man is heard saying as he takes out bangles from the bag. Later, the same man invites people to come beat up the bangle seller, in another video 3-4 men beat him as Tasleem tries to escape.”The accused first asked my name and started beating me once I revealed it. They also robbed the Rs. 10,000 that I was carrying and vandalised bangles and other material that I had,” the victim said in his complaint to the police according to an NDTV report.”We have registered a case as per the complainant and are investigating but we would like to urge people not to react to social media posts that are communal nature, at times incidents that have nothing to do with Indore are ascribed to the city. We are also keeping a watch on such social media posts,” Ashutosh Bagri was quoted in the report.When state Home Minister Narottam Mishra was asked to comment on the incident, he was quoted by the NDTV reported as saying, “It has been found that the victim used to sell bangles using a Hindu name. He had two Aadhaar cards under different. They have been recovered”.