In India on Wednesday, the Agra Bar Association said it would be looking into the details of an attack by several lawyers on a litigant there. According to reports, the lawyers claim that the man refused to marry the niece of one of the lawyers, a dispute that (for reasons that were not clear to me) ended up in court. Actually, I guess it ended up out of court, because when the man arrived to discuss settlement, the lawyers instead grabbed him, tied him to a tree, tore off his shirt and cut various bald patches into his hair.
For a closing argument, they also beat him up.
Indian TV channels have been running video of the lawyer gang’s assault on the stubborn bachelor, and a local official says he has ordered police to file a case. According to the report, the local bar association has said it is also "investigating the attack." This tells me that a spokesperson for a bar association, presented with video of lawyers actually abducting a litigant, tying him to a tree, embaldening him and beating him up, refused to make a call as to whether this was unprofessional conduct or not. But he did promise they will "look into it."
I look forward to the report of the committee of experts they convene for that investigation.