Residents of Mahim, two 19-year-olds Asif Shaikh and Danish Shaikh were allegedly detained and tortured by a few Bandra police officers on suspicion of being Pakistani terrorists or ISIS agents on Saturday, a leading daily reported.
Asif who works as a gym trainer was with Danish near Bandra Reclamation on the way back home from Bhabha Hospital, when they were allegedly picked up by the police.
Victims' relatives and neighbours allege that both Asif and Danish were detained and grilled for over three hours and were beaten badly. They were even asked to "leave India and go to Pakistan" by the police, they said.
Asif was hit with belts and batons and Danish slapped and punched, after which the police finally made a call to their parents to take them back.
It is not clear whether the detention of Asif and Danish was made an official entry in police records.
Asif's photo published in the news report shows the brutality he was treated with, but the police is yet to make comment on the incident.
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