In a shocking incident, two minor children from minority community allegedly were tied to a pole and brutally assaulted by a vegetable vendor who suspected them of stealing vegetables. The incident took place outside the vegetable vendor’s shop in Uttar Pradesh’s Sadar Kotwali area on Sunday.
Accused identified as Nihal, a vegetable vendor, who tied the children from the pole and brutally assaulted them. Kids were in the age from 10 to 12 years beaten up for suspicion of stealing, Inspector Hargovind Singh said on Monday.
The matter came to fore when a passer-by witnessed the incident and informed police who rescued the children. The vendor was booked on the charge of breach of peace, they said, adding the boys were handed over to their family.
While one of the children belongs to a Dalit family, the other belongs to minority community.