Mumbai: Indian police beat up and arrested two Revolutionary Workers’ Party of India (RWPI) activists for holding a pro-Palestine protest in in Mumbai cit.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the Maharashtra unit of the RWPI said Suprith Lad and Ruchir Ravish, two of its members, were arrested by the Mankhurd police for participating in a protest against the Israeli bombing of civilian targets in Gaza.
The party said that Ruchir was particularly targeted and subjected to brutal physical violence. He was beaten severely by the Mankhurd police, including Assistant Sub-Inspector Sushant Salvi and other officers with belts, sticks, and lathis.
Ruchir sustained multiple injuries and he bled profusely from his mouth. He was not provided any medical treatment for several hours, the party said.
Suprith is a mathematics teacher while Ruchir is an architect by profession. The two have been booked under the black law on assembling in Mankhurd area of the city to protest against Israeli aggression. The party said the police have not yet provided it with an FIR.
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