The victim's father said, "Some unidentified people verbally abused the minister, and my son was standing there while this happened. Those people fled but he was caught. He was later held captive and beaten up. We had to go to get him freed. We were also threatened."
The victim was later admitted in the nearby hospital under critical condition.
The police, however, have denied commenting on the incident.
"We are not in a position to comment now. As soon as the FIR is lodged, we will begin the legal procedure," Shivaji Park SHO Vinod Samaria said.
Further details are awaited. (ANI)