Theft suspect tonsured, tied to tree

Patiala, June 12

In what could be termed as street justice, some people tied a man to a tree after shaving off his head for an alleged theft at Deendayal Upadhyay Nagar in the city. The incident came to light after its video clip went viral on the social media. In the clip, a group of men first got the suspect’s head shaved off, cut his one side moustache and tied him to a tree.

It has been learnt that the man was accused of stealing an LCD from a house. Residents claimed that the LCD was recovered from the suspect and they wanted to teach him a lesson. In about three minutes video, the suspect was heard pleading to a group of men to let him go.

Meanwhile, responsible citizens continue to raise questions over such incidents. One city resident commented, “The incident highlights people’s lack of faith in the law enforcing agencies, especially the police. I am totally against these ‘Talibani’ ways of street justice.”

However, the police have yet to take any action against those involved in the incident. When contacted, the Ghalouri Gate Station House Officer, Mahal Singh, said, “So far, no complaint has been received. We will take action if complaint is filed in this regard.”—TNS

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