Two minor boys were stripped and paraded with slipper garlands for stealing food for sweet shop in Thane

Two minor boys were stripped and paraded with slipper garlands for stealing food for sweet shop in Thane

THANE,May22: Two minor boys were stripped and paraded with garlands of slippers for allegedly stealing a food item from a sweet shop, police said today.
The shop owner and his two sons were arrested following the incident in Prem Nagar area of Ulhasnagar township in Thane district in Maharashtra last night, they said.

The children, aged 8 and 9 and hailing from different families, went to the neighbourhood shop where they picked up a packet of ‘chakli’ (a snack) without the owner’s permission and ate it. This angered the shop owner, Mehmood Pathan (69), police said.

Mr Pathan, with help from his sons, caught hold of the duo and chopped off their hair. Not stopping at that, they allegedly stripped the minors, made them wear garlands of slippers and paraded them on the street as punishment.

Annoyed over the humiliation and mistreatment of the children, their parents, who reside in the same locality, lodged a complaint with the Hill Line police.

Based on the complaint, Mr Pathan and his sons Irfan (26) and Salim (22) were arrested around midnight, police said.

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