Police said Mehmood who saw them shoplifting, asked his sons to teach them a lesson.Irfan and Salim caught both children and dragged them towards the shop. The duo shaved a part of their heads and then took their footwear and strung it around them. Finally they stripped the children and paraded them on the street.
Salim recorded the acts on his phone while Irfan slapped both several times. The clip went viral on social media.
Police said when the mother of one of the minors, who works as a domestic help in Ghatkopar, returned in the evening, she was shocked to see the child in such a state. The mother of one of the minors, along with the pa rent of the other child ho was initially reluctant to who was initially reluctant to press charges, filed a complaint.
Mohan Waghmare, senior police inspector of Hill Line station, said, “Late Saturday night, our team arrested the trio and on Sunday , they were produced before a holiday court which gave one day’s police custody .“
Speaking to TOI, Rajesh’s mother lamented that, “when the two children were paraded on the street, there were many people on the road, but no one stopped them.“ She said, “If my son had stolen something from their shop, they could have just complained to me. They should be punished for their actions.“