New Delhi: Two persons were detained after a video emerged purportedly showing a group of men beating two people, including a minor, and then stripping them in the Rohini area in New Delhi on the suspicion of them being thieves, the police said on Sunday.
The footage, recorded on a mobile phone at Holambi Kalan village in the national capital, emerged on Saturday, they said.
Over eight people can be seen in the clip thrashing the duo and dousing them in petrol, the police said, adding that the group rubbed chili powder on their private parts.
Police claimed to have identified all the suspects, some of whom were juveniles, with the help of the footage.
According to the police, the detained suspects are neighbours of the victims and had tried to implicate them for theft earlier as well.
Police officials said they came to know about the incident from hospital authorities where the victims were admitted for treatment.
A probe has been initiated into the incident, they said.