Five persons have been arrested for allegedly stripping a man and parading him naked in a busy market in Gujarat’s Khambhalia after he accused them of indulging in cricket-betting.
The man who was paraded also had several cases of prohibition and gambling registered against him in the past, according to police.
A man in Gujarat’s Khambhalia town was allegedly stripped and paraded naked by five men after he accused them of being involved in cricket-betting.
A video of the incident was uploaded by the accused on social media on Tuesday.
Earlier, the victim had shared a video on Facebook accusing them of indulging in cricket-betting.
The accused allegedly kidnapped the man, intimidated and stripped him and then paraded him in a busy market place in Khambhalia town of Devbhumi Dwarka district, Deputy Superintendent of Police Hirendra Chaudhary said.
“An FIR was lodged Tuesday and all the five accused have been arrested. The case has been handed over to the local Crime Branch for investigation,” he said.
The five have been booked under various IPC sections, including 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 365 (kidnapping), 294 (indulging in obscene act), 342 (wrongful confinement), 355 (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy), and provisions of the Information Technology Act.
In the video uploaded on social media platforms, two persons were purportedly seen parading the man in a market in Khambhalia.
The police official said the man and the accused, all relatives, also had an old enmity.
The man who was paraded also had several cases of prohibition and gambling registered against him in the past, he said.
Among the five accused in the present case, one was arrested by the Surat Crime Branch in 2016 in a cheating case, he said.
(with inputs from PTI)