In a horrific incident of mob justice in Rajasthan, three Dalit minors in Chittorgarh were paraded naked and allegedly tied to a tree and beaten by a group of men on Saturday.
Later on that evening, the three boys aged between 13 and 15 were sent to a juvenile home on charges of stealing a motorbike of an upper caste man.
According to a PTI report on Tuesday, police had arrested six men in connection to the violence.
Visuals played by the channel showed the mob hitting the disrobed boys with batons.
A Times of India report, published on Monday, said the police reached the spot only after an hour and sent the boys to the civil hospital, where they were even made to wait another hour for medical aid.
The newspaper quoted Gaj Singh, SHO, Bassi police station, saying, "During questioning they confessed to having lifted a bike. We have recovered a bike from the place where they had kept it. A case of theft has been filed against them and they have been sent to correction home."
All the three minors are school dropouts and belong to the Kanjar community.
Traditionally, the Kanjar tribe are treated as social outcasts, forced to live outside towns and villages and they engage in menial jobs like selling broomsticks or work as daily wage laborers.