Indian man paraded naked as 'punishment for using Facebook'

Five brothers have been arrested in India after a man was paraded naked in the streets allegedly in punishment for a social media post, police said Wednesday.

Police said that the 38-year-old victim was kidnapped on Tuesday by the brothers, assaulted, and made to walk for 45 minutes around the western town of Khambhaliya with no clothes on.

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“An investigation revealed that the victim… used to do Facebook live videos on regular basis,” police spokesman Hirendra Chaudhary said.

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“On Sunday, in a Facebook Live video (the man) made serious allegations against the five brothers and claimed that they were involved in criminal activities,” Chaudhary told AFP.

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The brothers were charged with illegal confinement, assault, use of criminal force with intent to dishonour person, criminal conspiracy, obscenity, and other offences.

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Local police said that the victim has several gambling and alcohol convictions. Both are banned in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state where the incident took place.

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