A video of a 25-year-old Kashmiri man, wearing women’s clothing and tied to a pillar, has emerged from Rajasthan’s Alwar district on 5 September.
The boy, who has been identified as Mir Faiz, is a third year aeronautical engineering student. Speaking to The Quint, Faiz’s elder brother, Faisal, who works in Delhi and headed to Neemrana after hearing of the incident, explained why his brother was found wearing women’s clothing.
“In his complaint to the police as well my brother has said that when he had gone to the Neemrana market to buy some things, he was waylaid by three boys who forced him to get onto a bike. They took him to an isolated place where he was forced to wear a woman’s clothes. They then instructed him to walk around the market in those clothes. They threatened to kill him if he did not. He tried to walk into an ATM and change his clothes but panicked, when he came out he was caught by a crowd, tied to a pillar and repeatedly slapped.”
Based on Mir’s complaint, the police has filed an FIR under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 143 (unlawful assembly), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 505 (intent to cause hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
Faisal says that even though they have filed the complaint, the police is treating his brother as a criminal. “They have kept him in the lock up since last night. He told me he cannot hear from his left ear at all. That is worrying. It may be a concussion. I need to ensure he gets urgent medical attention.”
When the police wasn’t able to conclusively understand why he was wearing a woman’s attire, the case was moved to intelligence agencies. “He was interrogated by the CID and the IB,” Faizal confirmed to The Quint.
The police say they have conducted a medical examination of Faiz and officials say that the investigation is ongoing.
While earlier, there was speculation regarding the allegations of child-lifting, Sub-Inspector Lakshman Singh said that was not the case.
“This has nothing to do with the ongoing rumours of child-lifting in the area. The case needs to be investigated further. The boy is claiming he does not know who the three were, who forcibly made him wear women’s clothing. After keeping him in the jail for a few hours, we have let him go with his brother who lives in Gurgaon. The police’s search for those three is on,” he said.
This story first appeared on thequint.com