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Gujarat: Villagers strip, thrash ‘robbers’, FIR lodged

In a case of vigilante justice in in Gujarat, two alleged robbers were stripped and beaten up by villagers before being handed over to police late on Sunday night.

Gujarat: Villagers strip, thrash ‘robbers’, FIR lodged
Police have recorded the statements of the accused. (Representational image)

In a case of vigilante justice in Dahod’s Garbada taluka in Gujarat, two alleged robbers were stripped and beaten up by villagers before being handed over to police late on Sunday night. Police have filed an FIR against the villagers on the basis of a video of the incident that has gone viral.

According to the police, Sardar Bhabor (35) and Babu Bhabhor (35), along with a third accomplice, Rahul Bhabhor attacked a father-daughter duo and robbed them of cash and jewellery worth Rs 22,000.

According to a complaint filed by the father, Devsinh Parmar, he was on way to Dahod, along with his daughter Sangeeta on a bike, from his native village Ablor in Garbada, when the three stopped him. They were allegedly beaten up with sticks and robbed.

Sangeeta then raised an alarm, following which the villagers gathered there. While Rahul managed to flee the spot, along with the cash and jewellery, Sardar and Babu were roughed up by the villagers.

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A video, that went viral, shows both the men purportedly stripped, pinned to ground and being thrashed by the villagers before being handed over to the police. Both Sardar and Babu are now undergoing treatment at Dahod government hospital and are said to be stable.

Police have recorded the statements of the accused.

“We have recorded the statements of both the loot accused and based on the video, we have registered an offence against the villagers under charges of voluntarily causing hurt. The medical examinations are underway and based on the reports, we will add more sections if required….,” said Superintendent of Police Hitesh Joysar.

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