A Muslim man was assaulted, paraded through the street and forced to chant “jai Shri Ram” even as his little daughter pleaded with his attackers to stop the violence, in Kanpur town of Uttar Pradesh.
The video of the incident has gone viral.
According to an NDTV report, the man, an e-rickshaw driver, was later handed over to the police.
The 45-year-old victim, in a police complaint, said he was driving his rickshaw in the locality when the accused started abusing and attacking him and threatened to kill him. He said he was rescued by the police team.
The police said they saw the video of the incident and based on the complaint, and FIR has been registered.
The incident took place near an intersection where the Bajrang Dal held a meeting. There was an allegation that Muslims in the area were attempting to convert a Hindu girl. The assault took place soon after the Bajrang Dal meeting.
The victim is related to a Muslim family in the area that is involved in a legal tussle with their Hindu neighbours , reports NDTV. The two families had filed police complaint against each other.