A 20-year-old Dalit man was brutally beaten with sticks by a group of people in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district, NDTV reported.

A video of the incident was shot and it went viral. In the video, one can see a person ask the caste of the boy, which is followed by him being pulled by his hair, elbowed, kicked, beaten with sticks even on his private parts by the group.

As per the update by Kanpur Dehat Police, a person has been arrested in the case and police teams have been formed to find the two other culprits. The culprits were identified from the viral video.

The incident took place two days ago in the Akbarpur area in Kanpur Dehat district.

As per the information shared by the Police, the boy provides tents for functions and he was allegedly spotted talking to the sister of the culprit twice. Followed by this, the culprit went to the boy’s house and assaulted him.

As per report by Times of India, The police have lodged an FIR against three named and six unidentified people.

“An FIR under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), besides SC/ST act

 has been lodged. The investigation is on, we were told by the villagers that the man had developed an affair with the woman while working as a painter in her house. Raids are under way to make the arrest of the accused possible. We have ascertained the identity of those involved in attacking the man through viral video,” said inspector Akbarpur Tulsiram Pandey.

The family members of the man told reporters that when they reached the local police station with a complaint, the police had refused to lodge an FIR.

“Police said – that they would book the man under molestation act. The man is undergoing treatment at Lala Lajpat hospital,” they added.

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