New Delhi: A Hindutva gang tied a Muslim labourer to a tree, shaved his head and forced him to raise ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr. Taking side of the assailants, police sent the Muslim man to jail.
As per a TV report, Shakeel, the father of the labourer Sahil, had said that his son was sent to jail after the incident. He also told the media that the police were asking him to strike a compromise with the accused and threatening him.
A video of the incident, shot by one of the three accused in the case, has gone viral.
Asaduddin Owaisi, Hyderabad MP and chief of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), shared the video.
“Look at the sympathy of police, instead of acting against the accused, they sent Sahil to jail. Where do we go with our pleas against injustice?” Owaisi said in the tweet.
Meanwhile, Surendra Nath Tiwari, additional superintendent of police, said a video shot in Vair village shows three men thrashing Sahil, a resident of the same village, on the suspicion of theft, the report says.
The accused have been identified as Gajendra, Saurabh and Dhanni.
Sahil’s father Shakeel told the media that his son was on his way home for lunch when the accused caught him, tied him to a tree and beat him up.
“No one is hearing our pleas. Police picked up our son and sent him to jail. We named those involved in our complaint. Now we are being asked to strike a compromise. We are being threatened that if we don’t, they won’t let us stay here. We want justice,” said an inconsolable Shakeel, fighting back tears.
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