Guwahati, June 6, 2019
The Meghalaya police arrested a person in relation to a disturbing video which surfaced in the social media platforms amid the Eid celebrations on June 5th, 2019 where a man was seen being stripped naked and brutally thrashed by a group of youths at Ranikor village under South West Khasi Hills (SWKH).
In the video, the victim who is yet to be identified is heard screaming for “Allah’s” help with folded hands as the attackers continue to beat him black and blue.
SWKH police chief Maxwell Syiem informed the media that they are not sure about when the reason took place and the reason behind the attack. A case no. 5(6)19 u/s 365/442/506/34 IPC r/w sec 66E IT act was registered with the Ranikor police and accordingly arrested one of the attackers.
The police also informed that efforts are on to apprehend the other persons involved in the incident. “Please refrain from spreading rumours and misinformation. We assure you, Justice will be served,” Meghalaya Police posted on its official Facebook page.