Video footage of two youths being thrashed on a railway platform and the coach of a local train, by a duo for allegedly stealing a mobile phone, has gone viral.
Two videos of the incident were circulating on social media, which showed the two men striping the youths and whipping them with their belts. However, the time and exact location of the incident is not clear.
The youths are seen begging for mercy even as the men use cuss words and accuse them of stealing a mobile phone. Another video shows the same youths purportedly being roughed up inside a train compartment by the same duo.
A railway official claims video is old and appears to have been shot by some passengers and uploaded on WhatsApp. Nobody has come forward to lodge a complaint or inform police about the matter, the official said. “We are examining the CCTV footage at various stations to trace the persons behind the attack. The matter is being probed,” he added.