Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday termed the torture of two young dalits in Rajasthan's Nagaur as "horrific and sickening" and asked his party's government in the state to take immediate action to bring the perpetrators to book.
The video of the two dalit men being thrashed has become viral on social media.
"The recent video of two young dalit men being brutally tortured in Nagaur, Rajasthan, is horrific and sickening. I urge the state government to take immediate action to bring the perpetrators of this shocking crime to justice," he said on Twitter.
The two dalits who were allegedly caught stealing money from a two-wheeler agency were beaten up by the showroom staffers in Nagaur district, police said on Wednesday.
Five persons have been detained in connection with the case.