Three folks have been arrested for parading a 45-year-old Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city via a road. The man was assaulted and made to chant “Jai Shri Ram” slogans on Wednesday. He was ultimately handed over to the police. Distressing footage of the incident shot by locals exhibits the person’s little daughter clinging on to him and begging the attackers to spare him. The footage additionally exhibits the person being hit whereas within the custody of the police.
Rahul, Aman and Rajesh have been arrested after the incident and additional investigation is underway, mentioned senior police officer Dr Anil Kumar.
After the arrest, a mob of Bajrang Dal employees held protest outdoors the police station and left solely after ‘assurances’ from police.
The incident befell 500 metres from an intersection the place the right-wing group Bajrang Dal held a gathering, the place they claimed Muslims within the space had been attempting to transform a Hindu lady of their locality. The assault reportedly befell simply after the assembly.
In a press release, the Kanpur police mentioned they’ve filed a case of rioting in opposition to an area who runs a wedding band, his son and round 10 unknown folks, primarily based on a grievance by the assaulted man.
The police haven’t mentioned if the lads named within the case are affiliated to the organisation.
“I was driving my e-rickshaw around 3 pm when the accused started abusing and assaulting me and threatening to kill me and my family. I got saved because of the police,” the person, who’s an e-rickshaw driver, mentioned in his grievance. He has not spoken to the media thus far.
The man is a relative of a Muslim household within the locality that’s concerned in a authorized dispute with their Hindu neighbors. The Kanpur police assertion says in July, the 2 households filed instances in opposition to one another on the native police station.
The Muslim aspect had filed an FIR of assault and prison intimidation first. The Hindu aspect then filed a case alleging “assault with the intent to outrage the modesty of a woman”.
Sources say the Bajrang Dal not too long ago acquired concerned within the matter they usually had been making allegations of forcible conversion in opposition to the Muslim household.
“We have seen the video of a man being assaulted. Based on a complaint by the victim, we have filed an FIR and we are carrying out the legal process,” Raveena Tyagi, a senior police official in Kanpur mentioned in a short assertion.