This is the moment a screaming youth with his hands and legs tied together is beaten with canes after he was accused of molesting a girl.
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The startling scene was recorded by an onlooker in the Pali district in the state of Rajasthan in western India and has since been posted on social media.
In the video, a boy, who has not been named in reports, can be seen sitting on a dirt path with his hands and feet tied.
A group of young men then begin whipping him with the canes as he screams in pain. The whipping continues through his screams and one of the men slaps the boy on his head.
Local media report the police have filed a report against the boy being beaten as he was accused of molesting a girl in the area.
An officer with the Rajasthan Police is quoted as saying the youth had been taken to a protection home for juveniles while a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) act had been registered against him.
Reports state the gang of men who beat the youngster were remanded by police for their aggression. It is unclear if any charges have been brought forward in the case.
The boy’s and the girl’s ages are not known. It is also unclear in what way he is thought to have molested her.
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