LUCKNOW: A group of youths in Gonda allegedly thrashed their rival after pinning him down and even urinated on him. Police swung into action after a video of the incident went viral on social media a fortnight later.
Police said the video was shot on October 31 in Wazirganj under Kotwali police station area of the district, where a group of youths had a fight. One of the youths, identified as Kaptan Singh, spotted in the video has been arrested.
Additional superintendent of police Gonda, Shivraj Prajapati told TOI that the video surfaced on social media on Wednesday. Thereafter, a police team approached the family and got an FIR registered from the victim Shiva Singh under the charges of attempt to murder, rioting, armed with rioting weapons, criminal intimidation and punishment for voluntarily causing hurt. Prajapati said that police teams have been formed and the accused will be held soon.
“Prima facie it has surfaced that both the groups, one led by Shiva and another led by Kaptan, were at loggerheads since long for establishing supremacy in the area. Kaptan was out on bail in a gangsters Act case, while Shiva also had cases of rioting and arms Act registered in his name,” said Prajapati.
The two-minute video which went viral shows that a group of youths surrounded their rival, later identified as Shiva, and thrashed him, forcing him to confess that he had planned to kill one Ankit and was carrying a pistol for the hit job. They also hurl abuses at him.
In the video, it seemed that the attackers had taken the youth to a forest where the victim is seen standing behind a tree and a youth then appears and kicks him, making him fall down.

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