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Video of couple getting assaulted on Valentine’s Day emerges from Solapur, no police action after 24 hours

However, 24 hours after the incident, police officials said they are still investigating to verify the authenticity of the video.

pune Updated: Feb 16, 2018 15:19 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The video shows unidentified men beating up the couple with canes at Bhuikot, a fort in Solapur. (AP)

A video showing a group of men assaulting a young couple in Solapur on February 14, Valentine's Day has gone viral. However, 24 hours after the incident, police officials said they are still investigating to verify the authenticity of the video.

The video shows unidentified men beating up the couple with canes at Bhuikot, a fort in Solapur.

The incident allegedly took place in an area under the jurisdiction of Faujdar Chawadi police station of Solapur city police.

Senior police inspector S Jagtap of Faujdar Chawadi police station said, "We are verifying the contents of the video. Once we have more information and a confirmation, we will be in a better position to comment. However, we have not received any complaint in the matter yet."

When asked if the police will take suo motu action if the veracity of the video is confirmed, Jagtap said, "Yes, if it has happened here, we will take action."

Local media reports from Solapur claimed that the Vidhyarthhi Sena, a student wing of the Shiv Sena, were responsible for the attack.

Mahesh Dharashivkar, local office bearer of Vidhyarthi Sena in Solapur, however, denied the involvement of Vidyarthi Sena members in the attack.

Dharashivkar said, "We have nothing to do with the video or any such incident. Neither Shiv Sena, nor Vidhyarthi Sena took any such action in any part of the state."

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 15:17 IST