Panaji, Oct 20 Five Indian Navy personnel were arrested in Goa for assault late on Wednesday, a police spokesperson said on Thursday.
The navy personnel had assaulted a man in South Goa after they suspected him of allegedly abusing the daughter of another naval officer.
The personnel involved are posted at INS Hansa.
Police said that patrolmen Amit Jaiswal, Jitendra Singh, Shamlal Pakshak, Rajnesh Pachar, led by commandant Anupam Sharma were arrested in connection with the assault on Atul Dicholkar, a resident of port town Vasco, located 35 kms from Panaji.
"The navy personnel suspected that the complainant had abused a minor daughter of their colleague on Tuesday. So they accosted and assaulted him together," the police said.
The victim is currently hospitalised at the Goa Medical College, a state-run facility, for grievous injuries.
The accused were booked under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 and 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapon), and 325, 326 and 338 (causing grievous hurt endangering life voluntarily using dangerous weapons) of the Indian Penal Code and are now in custody.