A 16-year-old boy was allegedly beaten up five men for sitting on a parked two-wheeler belonging to one of the accused.
The incident was reported from Inderpuri market in south-west Delhi on Monday. Police arrested four of the five accused on Thursday.
The video of the five men thrashing the teenager was allegedly uploaded on social media. The victim told a television channel that the five removed his undergarment, hit him with beer bottles on his genitals and inserted chilli power on his private parts.
He told the police that after he was thrashed, he had gone to the nearby railway tracks to commit suicide.
Police denied any such allegations and said they were informed of the incident two days later. DCP (South West) Surender Kumar said the five had beaten him but none of them disrobed him.
Kumar said, “The victim was examined. There was no such evidence. He did not mention anything in his statement recorded on the day of the incident. Based on the nature of injuries, we registered a case of voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation against the five, of whom four have been arrested.”
Kumar said the five men had recorded a video of them thrashing him. “The video is in public domain and we have seized it. Nowhere in the video does it show the victim being disrobed or sexually assaulted. I request everyone not to go by rumours,” he said.