15-yr-old beaten up by selfie takers

Last Updated 10 December 2018, 19:25 IST

A 15-year-old boy was beaten up by four juveniles after the boy came in between while they were taking a selfie atop a hill in Chikkajala.

The victim’s father Mubarak, a resident of Thanisandra, has filed a complaint. On learning that the assailants and the victim were all juveniles, the police said their parents were summoned for a counselling session in the presence of Child Welfare Committee members.

According to the police, the incident occurred around 4.30 pm at the Akkayyamana Betta near Uthanahalli in Chikkajala on December 1. Mubarak’s two sons, along with four others from Thanisandra, had come to the hillock in the evening. The group of juveniles were already there.

While the gang of four was taking a selfie, Mubarak’s elder son walked across. Heated arguments broke out and the juveniles hurled abuses at Mubarak’s son and assaulted him repeatedly.

The four teens thrashed the boy till they came down the hillock, the police said. Fearing that they will also be beaten up, victim’s younger brother and other friends escaped.

The victim’s younger brother called up Mubarak and informed him about the incident. Mubarak reached the spot and began his search. Around 11 pm, Mubarak found his son in writhing pain 4 km away from the hillock. Mubarak then approached the Chikkajala police and filed a complaint.

The juveniles are all residents of Yelahanka, the police said. “The accused along with their parents will be counselled in the presence of members from the Child Welfare Committee and let off after a stern warning,” said a senior police officer. The victim was treated at a private hospital and has been now discharged.

(Published 10 December 2018, 18:36 IST)

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