AT least three years after the incident took place, the Government Railway Police (GRP) on Thursday managed to track down one of the two youngsters who were beaten up and stripped down by a group of four men in a Mumbai local train. The incident was captured on a video that went viral, prompting the Mumbai GRP to look for the people seen in the video. The two youngsters were accused of stealing a mobile phone and four are seen beating the duo in the video.
On how they managed to track down the youngster Wasim Khan, DCP GRP Rupali Ambure Wasim Khan said that since in the video the four accused were seen beating the duo and blaming them for stealing mobile phones, the police checked their records for history-sheeters whose looks matched that of the persons being beaten up. However, that did not throw up matches. “We then checked with police stations across the city. There was a match as there were cases of robbery registered against Khan,” Ambure said.
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The police then contacted Khan and recorded his statement Thursday. Based on the statement, an FIR was registered at the Dadar GRP. In his statement, Khan claimed that he along with a friend went to wake up the four men. However, the four alleged that the duo was trying to steal their mobile phones. They beat up the two and eventually stripped them on the railway platform. This was captured on the video that went viral.
Sources said the police tried to track down the four accused, but they were missing from their homes. “We have identified the accused.
However, since the video went viral and appeared in newspapers, they have been missing from their homes. We should be able to track them soon,” an officer said.