6 arrested for tonsuring man, victim turns out to be resident of Varanasi: Police
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6 arrested for tonsuring man, victim turns out to be resident of Varanasi: Police
A total of six people have been arrested in connection with a man being tonsured and forced to chant anti-Nepal slogans in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday adding that the man is an Indian national and a resident of Varanasi.
A video of the incident had surfaced online and was widely shared.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Varanasi Amit Pathak said, "A person, Arun Pathak posted a video on Facebook on July 16 containing objectionable remarks about political persons from neighbouring country.
We took cognisance of the video and registered a case.
We've arrested 6 persons in connection with the case.
We contacted the person seen in video (posing as Nepali national whose head was tonsured).
He is Indian national and was paid Rs 1,000 for being recorded in video.
We're investigating the matter." The video also showed 'Jai Shri Ram' being painted on the man's scalp by members of the group.
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