Jaipur, Apr 5: Three minor boys were allegedly stripped and beaten by villagers after they were caught with a stolen motorcycle in Chittorgarh district.
Six persons have been arrested for beating the minors against whom a case has been registered for the theft.
The boys, who belonged to a certain tribe, were going to their village on the stolen motorcycle which was identified by some youths of Laxmipura village who caught them.
"Locals stripped and beat them after they caught them with the stolen motorcycle on Saturday in Laxmipura. Police rescued them and brought them to the local police station along with the motorcycle," SP, Chittorgarh, Prasan Kumar Khamsera said today.
As a stolen bike was recovered from their possession, a case was registered against them as well as against the mob which thrashed them, he said.
"Six persons were arrested today for beating the minor boys," he added.
"It was not a caste-related issue and the boys, aged between 15 and 18 years, were beaten by the villagers because they caught them with a stolen bike. Six of those who thrashed them have been arrested and others are being identified," he said, adding, the three boys were also named in a few FIRs registered earlier.