The incident came into fore after a video of the incident went viral on social media. The accused and his aides can be seen thrashing and abusing a woman on a road in the video. When another woman comes to her rescue, they start thrashing her too.
The victim woman suffered critical injuries and was admitted to a hospital in the district.
Police have arrested six people in connection with the matter. "This is an extremely unfortunate incident. We will push for severe punishment for the accused," Senior Superintendent of Police Manjeet Dhesi said.
The police said that it will take strict action against the accused and their association with the ruling party will not affect the investigation.
Dhesi further said, "The police will treat them as an accused regardless of their political affiliation.
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