Ghaziabad: Samajwadi Party politician’s brother and his accomplices allegedly thrashed two teenagers and two older men and injected petrol in their private parts over allegations of phone theft that leads to permanent damage to their organs.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the victims pleaded with folded hands, claiming innocence, but to no avail.
“All of us were sobbing and pleading with folded hands, saying we did not know anything about the missing mobile. But they caught hold of us three and called out to one person to draw out the petrol from his bike,” said the victim.
“They brought syringes and filled them with petrol before drawing them into our private parts… we almost fainted with pain,” the boy said, recalling his terrifying ordeal.
“One by one, they penetrated the syringes into our private parts. We shouted for help but no one had mercy… they injected petrol repeatedly three-five times on each one of us… one of the syringes broke off, but they brought another one… this went on for nearly 30 minutes before an elder from their family arrived and rescued us,” he added.
One of the accused, Rizzu, is the brother of a local Samajwadi Party leader and runs a milk dairy under Loni police station area.
On October 14, he lost his mobile phone and suspected Zaheer Baig (17), Gulzar (16) Fimo and Firoz (both 25), all from the same neighbourhood, of stealing the phone.
Later Rizzu called the four to his dairy where he along with his associates, including Akil and Nadeem, thrashed them before injecting petrol with a syringe in their private parts.
The victims were rushed to the primary health centre from where they were referred to the district hospital.“Doctors told us that both the minors might have suffered permanent damage to their organs due to petrol,” said Anil Kumar Yadav, circle officer (Loni). “The victims are under treatment. We have added stringent sections to the FIR and arrested two accused. The third will be arrested soon,” said Yadav.
The three accused got arrested after a WhatsApp video of the incident went viral.
The families of the victims are poor but they said they will pursue the case despite their financial standing to get justice.