The incident occurred on October 20 when the girl and the boy, both minors, were intercepted by a few men and harassed.
Police said the incident occurred under Gauribidanur police station limits near the Karnataka border (Representational)
A video of a boy and girl, who belonged to different religions, allegedly being harassed and assaulted in Karnataka’s Chikkaballapur district has gone viral. Andhra Pradesh Police has detained five people in connection with the incident.
Police said the incident occurred in Gauribidanur police station limits of bordering Karnataka on October 20 when the girl and the boy, both minors, were intercepted by a few men and allegedly harassed.
In the video, the group of men can be seen thrashing the boy, leaving him with a swollen eye.
The boy and the girl are natives of Hindupuram in the state’s Anantapur district. After being detained, the five men were counselled by the police.
Speaking to India Today, Anantapur SP Dr Fakkeerappa said an FIR was registered against all the persons seen in the video.
“Necessary legal action has been initiated. The said incident occurred on October 20 under Gauribidanur PS limits of Karnataka,” he said.
Anantapur SP Dr Fakkeerappa said Andhra Pradesh Police would hand over the case to Karnataka Police for further investigation and action.
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