Two more persons have been arrested in connection with the incident of a Delhi policeman’s son allegedly brutally thrashing a woman, a video of which has gone viral, police said Saturday.
The accused were identified as Ali Hasan (24), the owner of a call centre at Hastsal road, where the viral video was allegedly shot and the peon of the same call centre Rajesh (30).
The main accused, Rohit Tomar, 21, was arrested on Friday after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted that the video has come to his notice and he has directed Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to take necessary action in the matter.
“I have taken note of a video where a youth has been seen severely beating a woman. I have spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner over the phone and directed him to take necessary action in this regard,” Singh had tweeted.
एक लड़की को एक युवक द्वारा बेरहमी से पीटे जाने का एक वीडियो मेरे संज्ञान में आया है। मैंने @DelhiPolice कमिश्नर से फ़ोन पर इस बारे में बात की है और इस पर उचित कारवाई करने के लिए कहा है।
— राजनाथ सिंह (@rajnathsingh) September 14, 2018
The cases against the main accused – one of criminal intimidation and molestation and the other of rape – were registered based on the version of two women, police said.
The first case was registered on Thursday at the Tilak Nagar police station in West Delhi following a complaint by Tomar’s woman friend alleging that he showed her a video in which he could be seen thrashing a woman, Deputy Commission of Police (DCP West) Monika Bhardwaj had said.
Tomar allegedly threatened her with the same kind of treatment if she did not follow his instructions.
The second case was registered at the Uttam Nagar police station after another woman, who was seen in the video, approached the police on Friday alleging that on September 2, Tomar had called her to his friend’s office in Uttam Nagar and raped her.
In the video, which has gone viral on social media, a man is seen brutally beating a woman.
According to the police the video was shot on 2 September in Uttam Nagar. Rohit allegedly sent the video to his ex-girlfriend to intimidate her. Reports say that he had been harassing his ex-girlfriend ever since they broke up.
The police have filed a case against the accused under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
(With agency inputs)