Etah (Uttar Pradesh), May 23: A 16-year-old boy was tied to a tree and beaten up by an unidentified man on Wednesday for allegedly stealing muskmelons in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district. Also Read - Another Dip! UP Records 15,747 Fresh COVID Cases, 312 Deaths in Last 24 Hours

The incident came to light when a video went viral on social media, which showed a boy being tied to a tree and beaten up by a man. Also Read - UP Board Exam 2021: UPMSP to Announce Final Decision on Class 10, 12 Exams After May 20 | Latest Update

The victim, identified as Shiv Kumar, was brutally thrashed by the man on grounds of stealing muskmelons from the fields. Also Read - Bodies in PPE Kits Found Floating Near Patna’s Gulabi Ghat; NHRC Seeks Report From UP, Bihar | Key Points

Soon after, an FIR was registered in the matter, but no accused has been arrested so far.

However, Etah Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sanjay Kumar said an investigation into the matter is underway, and the accused would soon be arrested.