Thursday, April 18, 2024

Gurgaon: Two Muslim men beaten up, say faced religious slurs

Two Muslim men Abdur Rahman and Mohammad Azam were allegedly beaten by unidentified men on Sunday night in Gurgaon.

The police told the PTI news agency that the two unidentified assailants hurled religious slurs and talked about feeding pigs to Bihar native Rahman and his friend Azam.

The incident took place near Ramada Hotel in the city’s Sector 45 area. The victims told the police that they were on their way to Chakkarpur village on a motorcycle after collecting donations for a madrasa and had briefly stopped at the hotel, PTI reported.

The victims alleged that the accused made derogatory remarks about their religion and snatched their phones, police said to Indian Express. One of the victims also alleged that the accused forcibly put a white powdery substance in his mouth.

“He (one of the accused) asked us why we were standing there. Azam informed him that we were on our way to Chakkarpur village. The accused then called an accomplice and both started beating us. They snatched our mobile phones and my motorcycle,” in the FIR, Rehman said.

“One of the accused brought a white powder-like substance from the car and forcibly put it in Azam’s mouth,” he alleged in the complaint.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Aman Yadav said that a case was registered against unidentified assailants on the basis of a complaint filed by the Muslim men. The case was registered under Sections 323 (causing hurt), 379B (robbery), 295A (malicious intention of outraging religious feelings), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

“We are verifying the allegations and the sequence of events. The victims alleged that the accused used derogatory remarks on their faith, assaulted them and snatched their phones. The motorcycle was found parked near the spot,”Aman Yadav, assistant commissioner of police, Sadar, said.

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