The victim has been identified as Iqbal, a resident of Rana Majra village who used to work in the fields of the accused. Police officials said the accused suspected him of having stolen a tractor part. However, the police have booked four persons on the charge of kidnapping, attempt to murder and other relevant sections of IPC and started the investigation.
Police said the incident took place on Friday and a video of the incident also went viral on social media, in which a man can be seen hanging upside down, with legs tied with ropes.
Based on the complaint of the victim’s brother Taiyab, police have booked Nawab, Arif, Raju and Ikram of Garhi Baral. Taiyab said Nawab and Aarif had come to his house on Friday morning, when Iqbal was still sleeping, and taken his brother with them on a bike to their fields at Garhi Baral.
He alleged that the duo along with Raju and Ikram thrashed Iqbal brutally before hanging him upside down from a tree with the help of ropes. Taiyab said he rushed to the spot immediately after hearing about the brutality and found Iqbal hanging on the tree and was unconscious.
He took him immediately to a hospital, where his condition is stated to be stable.
Station house officer of Gharaunda police station, Mohan Lal said Raju and Nawab have been arrested and the other two will be arrested soon.
(With inputs from Amit Kumar)