The accused are heard asking the victim how he was "selling biryani in their area". (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)
In a shocking incident, a 43-year-old man Lokesh was beaten black and blue by a group of unidentified people allegedly for selling biryani in Rabupura area on Saturday. The police have registered an FIR in the case after a video of the incident went viral on social media. However, the accused persons have not been arrested yet.
In the video shared by news agency ANI, a man with his face covered can be seen slapping and punching a biryani vendor while also hurling casteist slurs at him. The accused is heard asking the victim how he was "selling biryani in their area".
"We saw the video yesterday and then investigation was initiated. The victim was identified and called to the police station for all the details. Case registered against 3 men. Incident took place in Rabupura area. Search for the accused is underway," Ranvijay Singh, SP Greater Noida said.
The police have registered an FIR under the Prevention of Atrocities Against SC/ST Act against the three men and manhunt has been launched to nab them.
Gautam Budh Nagar SSP Vaibhav Krishan said that initial questioning of the victim has revealed that he knew the accused and that he was attacked after an altercation over the price of biryani.
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