The son of a municipal body chairman in Dholpur district was allegedly assaulted by a youth over Rs. 75 that the latter owed to the former.
According to the police, Kailashi Koli, son of Bari Municipal Council chairman Gaya Prashad Koli, sells eggs on a hand cart.
On Thursday evening, when one Ravi Gujjar went to his cart and ordered an omelette, Kailash asked him to first pay the pending Rs. 75.
Later, in the evening, Ravi took Kailash to a secluded place where he and his friend Pinku Gujjar allegedly beat him up.
The two also demanded a ransom from Kailash’s father, who reported the matter to police. Sources said Ravi is a relative of Komesh Gujjar, an incarcerated dacoit.
Kailash reached his house on Friday afternoon after he regained conscious and narrated his ordeal.
SHO Babulal Murariya said they have registered a case against Ravi and Pinku under Sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 327 (voluntarily causing hurt to extort property, or to constrain to an illegal act).
He added that the police had recorded the victim’s statement and were trying to nab the accused.
Dholpur superintendent of police Rajesh Singh said the case had got nothing to do with dacoits. “It was a personal matter between the two youths,” he said.