Nagajan Chauhan, the vice-president of the Porbandar BJP unit, was booked by police Saturday after he allegedly beat up three boys, accusing them of breaking benches placed at a public place in Porbandar, leading to them being hospitalised.
Mohammed Pathan, a resident of Gujarat Housing Colony in Porbandar, lodged a complaint with Kamlabaug police station, stating that Nagajan Chauhan beat up his three nephews while they were playing near Walking Plaza on the border of Porbandar Bird Sanctuary Thursday. Chauhan had slapped the boys and accused them of breaking benches placed in the area, Pathan stated in his complaint, which was filed Saturday afternoon.
The matter came to light on Friday night after the three boys, aged eight to 11 years, complained of pain in their ears and told their parents what had happened. They were admitted to the government hospital in Porbandar for treatment, and Pathan lodged a complaint. One of the victims is the son of a Porbandhar police constable. Based on Pathan’s complaint, Kamlabaur police booked Chauhan.
However, Chauhan claimed he had not beaten up the boys, and insisted that they did damage the RCC benches. “I have not beaten up the boys. The case is politically motivated. On that day, I got a phone call informing me that the boys were breaking the benches. I went there and asked them to go away. I have photographs of the boys damaging benches with a hammer. I could have called police but for the age of the children. I scolded them and asked them to leave,” Chauhan said over the phone.