Four men from Hoskote taluk in the outskirts of Bengaluru were arrested for stripping and assaulting three minor boys on Friday over suspicion of theft.
The police are still looking for three more accused in the case, who are absconding.
According to superintendent of police Bengaluru (Rural) Amit Singh, the three teenagers were kidnapped by seven men to an area, stripped and assaulted on June 30 afternoon.
"The boys were accused of theft from a shop in Hoskote on Thursday. Following this seven men kidnapped the boys from the area, took them to a secluded place and assaulted them. They took a video and threatened them with that," Amit Singh said.
The incident came to light when the family members of the teenagers lodged a complaint.
"They later took the boys to the hospital. On Friday, four of the seven accused men were arrested for kidnapping and assault. We will also apply sections of POCSO as the victims were minors. We are still looking for three other accused," Amit Singh said.
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