A man has been arrested for beating his 11-year-old son after tying him upside down in front of fellow villagers in Agra.
The boy’s only fault was he had stolen some wheat from the house to get sweets in exchange.
The father, Guddu Khan (45), was so enraged when he learnt of his son’s deed, that he stripped the boy, tied him upside down and thrashed him.
However, none of the villagers came forward to help the boy but some captured the incident in camera.
Some neighbours alleged that the man had also thrown hot water on the child.
Ravi Kumar, additional superintendent of police (ASP Agra west), said, “Guddu Khan has been arrested for torturing his son. The child has been sent for a medical examination. His statement will be recorded for further action.”
As per the reports, during interrogation, Khan claimed that he was not under the influence of liquor but was angry at his son over his behaviour. At the time of the incident, his wife was away at her sister’s house.
Kushalpal Singh, station house officer, Jagner, said, “On basis of the viral video, a case has been registered against Guddu Khan for brutally beating his minor son under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, section 15 (punishment for cruelty to child) and IPC section 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt).”