Two teenaged ladies have been allegedly verbally abused and thrashed by a bunch of males, together with relations, for talking on their cell phones at a village in Gujarat’s Dahod district, police stated on Saturday. Video recordings of the incident, which happened at Bhuvera village on June 25, went viral on social media, following which an FIR on this regard was registered on Friday, based mostly on a criticism lodged by the mom of one of many ladies. The ladies, aged 13 and 16 years, who’re cousins, have been allegedly crushed up by a bunch of over 15 males, who took objection to them speaking over cell phones, an official from Dhanpur police station stated.
The video reveals a bunch of males surrounding the 2 frightened ladies, verbally abusing, threatening to kill them and continuing to thrash them. While no criticism was lodged for nearly a month, as soon as the video got here to the discover of the police, the household was knowledgeable of the identical and an FIR was registered in opposition to 15 accused from Bhuvera and neighbouring Alindra villages and different unidentified individuals at Dhanpur police station, the official stated.
The accused have been booked underneath sections 143 and 149 (illegal meeting), 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily inflicting harm), and 504 (insult inflicting to interrupt public peace) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and underneath related provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, he stated, including that efforts are on to nab the accused.
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