A number of movies clips purportedly displaying residence guards thrashing and abusing two youths on Triveni Ghat, a part of the Somnath temple complicated close to Veraval in Gir Somnath district, have been extensively shared on social media on Thursday with police claiming that the lads clicked “pictures inappropriate to the spiritual place” with three women.
Within the movies, a girl residence guard is seen slapping and verbally abusing the 2 younger males in addition to one of many three women accompanying them. Different male residence guards are seen beating up the lads with a fibre baton whilst one of many women pleads, “I bow down and contact your toes. Please forgive us this time, madam. I’m a devotee of Lord Shiva and wouldn’t do it once more.”
One other man is heard retorting, “Higher you contact the toes of your father”, whilst one other lady is seen complaining, “Sorry sir, we will not do that once more… What’s going on? Why is a video being recorded? We aren’t responsible of something. We now have carried out nothing.”
The girl guard asks her, “Don’t you are feeling ashamed to roam round on this method”, when the lady replies, “We don’t know something. Masiba (auntee) additionally doesn’t know. We’re company from Jamnagar… We have been simply having darshan within the shrine of Lord Shiva.” The girl guard cuts her quick, shouting on the women to depart the place.
The alleged incident passed off on February 5 and the 2 males have been later taken to Prabhas Patan police station. After the movies went viral, Prabhas Patan police inspector GM Rathva mentioned that the duo had challenged the authority of the house guards who requested them to not take pictures on the Triveni Ghat.
“The 2 males and the women have been taking pictures by standing too shut to every one other in a way inappropriate at a non secular place. Somebody performing ritual on the ghat requested them to go away and keep sanctity of the place however the younger males didn’t pay attention. Due to this fact, the particular person known as a house guard however the duo challenged his authority and refused to budge… The house guard known as different personnel deployed there, together with one girl, they usually eliminated the 5 from the place,” Rathva instructed The Indian Express on Thursday.
Rathva mentioned that each of them have been college students. “They later realised their mistake and tendered written apologies, after which they have been allowed to go. No case was registered,” the inspector added. Rathva mentioned that Prabhas Patan police deploys round 10 residence guards on the Triveni Ghat, the place folks carry out shraddh and different rituals.