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Video of 4-yr-old forced to drink alcohol surfaces, 2 arrested

Police have arrested two men who appeared in a video that showed a group of youngsters forcing a four-year-old boy to drink alcohol, officials said on Tuesday.

india Updated: Jul 07, 2015 16:19 IST
KV Lakshmana
KV Lakshmana
Hindustan Times
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Police have arrested two men who appeared in a video that showed a group of youngsters forcing a four-year-old boy to drink alcohol, officials said on Tuesday.

The action was taken on Monday after the video went viral on social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp. Police are also looking for the other men who featured in the video, including the boy’s uncle.

The incident occurred near a lake at Mel Cholankuppam village of Tiruvannamalai district, 200 km from Chennai, on June 30.

The boy, belonging to Sozhankupam village in Thrivuvannamalai district, was taken to the lake by his maternal uncle Murugan and his friend Manikandan. Three more men – Ezhumalai, Rajaram and Premkumar – joined them for a drinking session and forced the little boy to join them in drinking beer.