In a shocking incident, a Hindu boy was allegedly beaten by a group of people for travelling along with a Muslim girl on his two-wheeler. According to DCP, West Zone, Hyderabad, a Muslim man stopped the boy and the girl. Subsequently, a few more people joined him and allegedly beat the boy.
The incident that took place three days ago was reported today after a video of it surfaced on media. A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the suspect has been taken into custody, the police said.
The police said that they were interrogating the suspect to identify his accomplices.
Similar incidents were reported in Telangana
The hate crime against the Hindu boy came hot on the heels of several such incidents reported in Telangana where Muslim men stopped Muslim women who were riding with Hindu men. They were not only ridiculed in public but the Hindu men were also brutally beaten up.
In one case, a Hindu Dalit man was allegedly kidnapped by a group of Muslim men for riding with a Muslim woman and beaten up. He was released later when local RSS leaders intervened. It was only after his brother and local leaders supported him that he was able to file a case against the Muslim men who had kidnapped him.
Muslim mob in Bengaluru assaults Hindu man for riding with a Muslim woman
Recently, a similar incident of a Hindu boy being thrashed by a Muslim mob was reported from the southern metropolis of Bengaluru after an undated video of the incident started making the rounds on the internet. In the video, a Muslim mob stopped a Hindu man who was riding a bike with a Muslim woman. The men in the mob were then seen threatening the Hindu man and asking him to not ride with a Mulsim woman again. The Muslim woman was forced to give out her family’s phone number and ridiculed for riding with a Hindu man.
Responding to the video being shared on Social Media, Karanataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai informed that two suspects persons have been arrested in the case. He said that Bengaluru City Police acted swiftly in the case of assault on a bike rider travelling along with a woman of a different faith. He tweeted that a case has been registered and legal action has been initiated against the suspects.