Six people were arrested after a man in Maharashtra was beaten by a mob over a post about Nupur Sharma.

Five men and a juvenile arrested for assault on Pratik, aka Sunny Pawar . Man was allegedly assaulted with swords and other sharp weapons by a band of around 15 men .

PUNE: On the night of August 4, a 23-year-old man was assaulted with swords and other sharp weapons by a band of around 15 men in Karjat town, about 145 kilometers from Pune, reportedly for a message he shared on BJPs suspended spokesperson Nupur Sharma's remarks.Five men and a juvenile were arrested by Ahmednagar district police for the assault on Pratik, aka Sunny Pawar, who is said to be wounded but stable.Sohail Shaukat Pathan, Arbaaz Qasam Pathan, Junaid Javed Pathan, Hussain Qasam Shaikh, and Arbaaz Shaikh have been charged with fraud.The juvenile was arrested on suspicion of participating in the assault.

Police are searching for a report by Pawars friend, Amit Mane, who was with him at the time of the attack and later filed a lawsuit arguing that the assailants continued to refer to Sharma's social media message.According to the IGP (Nashik Range), BG Shekhar said: Pawar also had an affinity with some of the assailants, according to our preliminary report.We will find out if the assault had anything to do with it.Pawar will be discharged from the hospital in a day or two, according to Ahmednagar SP Manoj Patil.

Mane has claimed in the FIR that Pawar was assaulted for posting comments on Sharma, which had angered the party.Police first picked up Sohail and Arbaaz from the Lohar galli in Karjat and brought them to a magistrate court, who handed them their custodial remand until August 10.According to Karjat police inspector Chandrashekhar Yadav, the duo interrogation resulted in the capture of three more suspects and the detention of a juvenile.Junaid and the child were taken into custody in Pune district by Pimpri Chinchwad, while Hussain and Arbaaz were arrested from Chinchwad, according to the officer.