The victims have claimed that they were forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' by the accused. Photo/ANI
The victims have claimed that they were forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' by the accused. Photo/ANI

Godhra: Muslim youth beaten for refusing to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

ANI | Updated: Aug 03, 2019 18:32 IST

Godhra (Gujarat) [India], Aug 3(ANI): Police here have arrested four men for allegedly thrashing three Muslim youth for not chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan.
The police have also caught hold of two minors in connection with the case.
Victims while addressing the media said that they were stopped by the accused on the road and were asked to chant 'Jai Sri Ram'. Soon after they denied, the six persons started beating them.
The Muslim youth were admitted to a hospital and are undergoing treatment.
Sharing the details of the incident, Superintendent of Police (Panchmahal), Dr Leena Patil told media that prima facie the case appears to be of a scuffle between two groups of youngsters.
Patil said, "We have registered a case under IPC section 324. As per our investigation, this is just a case of a scuffle. In the video, there is no exchange of words between them before the scuffle takes place."
SP Patil also revealed that the police viewed video footage prior to the incident which showed a verbal scuffle between the two groups.
"We are still investigating but so far nothing of such sort has been revealed," she added. (ANI)

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