By Muslim Mirror Staff
New Delhi: A distressing video of a Muslim man being assaulted, paraded through a street and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ has emerged on social media. His daughter was also seen clinging to him and begging the attackers to spare him. He was further seen being hit while in the custody of police.
According to media reports, right-wing organisation Bajrang Dal held a meeting in the area where they claimed that the Muslim family was trying to convert Hindu girls in their locality. The incident happened after the meeting.
In a statement, the Kanpur police said they have filed a case of rioting against a local who runs a marriage band, his son and around 10 unknown people, based on a complaint by the assaulted man.
His daughter was seen clinging to him and begging the attackers to spare him. He was further seen being hit while in the custody of police.
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The victim stated in his complaint that the group started abusing and assaulting him while he was driving his e-rickshaw around 3 pm. He also mentioned that the accused threatened to kill him.
The man is a relative of a Muslim family in the locality that is involved in a legal dispute with their Hindu neighbors. The Kanpur police statement says in July, the two families filed cases against each other at the local police station.
The Muslim side had filed an FIR of assault and criminal intimidation first. The Hindu side then filed a case alleging “assault with the intent to outrage the modesty of a woman”.
Sources say the Bajrang Dal recently got involved in the matter and they had been making allegations of forcible conversion against the Muslim family.