Boy paraded naked for suspected theft

Bhadohi Aug. 10. A boy who moved out of a local bookshop with an extra book in his bag was tonsured and paraded naked by the shopkeeper.

Fifteen-year-old Ram Prakash Pali, a grade nine student, said he unknowingly put an extra book in his bag after buying one from the shop.

According to sources, the shopkeeper caught hold of him and got him tonsured.

He later stripped the boy and paraded him through the market.

The boy claimed that police were threatening him and had refused to lodge his complaint.