New Delhi:  A 43-year-old man named Lokesh was beaten up by three men for allegedly selling biryani in Rabupura area of Greater Noida on Saturday.

The video shared by news agency ANI, shows the biryani vendor Lokesh being slapped and punched by unidentified men. He can be heard asking the man how he was “selling biryani in their area” and was also subjected to casteist slurs.

After the video went viral, an FIR has been lodged, the police said. The man in his complaint has alleged that the three men abused him on Saturday afternoon, however they managed to escape after threatening him of dire consequences if he reported the matter.

The altercation reportedly took place over the price of biryani and placement of the pushcart in Rabupura in Greater Noida.

”We saw the video yesterday and then the investigation was initiated. The victim was identified and called to the police station for all the details. Case registered against 3 men. The incident took place in the Rabupura area. Search for the accused is underway”, said Ranvijay Singh, SP Greater Noida

“We have identified the accused. Our teams are conducting raids to nab them,” an officer said.