India police arrest man for slapping father repeatedly
Published : 26 Oct 2018, 11:00:40
A man in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district was seen slapping his aged father in a video that went viral, following which the accused has been arrested, the police said on Wednesday.
“We got to know that Pradeep Biswas (40), who works in the Municipality office, had beaten up his 80-year-old father after the video surfaced. Today he has been arrested after a formal complaint,” an officer of Ashokenagar police station said, the Asian Age reports.
Locals informed that Maniklal Biswas (80) had given his wife a crumb of sweets, due to which his son Pradip slapped him repeatedly.
Sources informed that Pradip is a staff of the Ashoknagar-Kalyangarh Municipality.
Local people said that on Friday, the day of Dashami, Maniklal’s wife had touched his feet as a traditional gesture. In return, he had given her a bite of the sweet which he was having.
In the video captured by a neighbour, the frail old man is seen helplessly answering Pradeep’s question while he kept on thrashing him for touching the sweets kept in the kitchen without asking him and giving them to his diabetic mother.