Telangana Police booked 11 persons, including a BJP councillor, for allegedly assaulting a Muslim man and his family members while chanting ‘Jai Sri Ram’ slogans in Narsapur of Medak district on 07 May.
A video widely shared on social media showed Md Imran being repeatedly thrashed, while his mother and pregnant sister can be seen trying to rescue him. Imran’s sister suffered injuries leading to miscarriage.
According to the police, on 07 May when the gas delivery boy, Lingam went to Imran Ahmed’s house in Narsapur to deliver a cylinder, they argued for returning an empty cylinder. Ahmed allegedly hit Lingam with his footwear in a fit of rage.
The incident was given a communal turn by Murli Yadav, Chairman of Narsapur Municipality, and Rajender, Councillor – both from the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Lingam later returned with a group of saffron-clad men, who attacked Imran while raising ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans. BJP councillor Rajendar was also among them.
Following the incident, police lodged FIRs against Imran as well as 11 attackers, including the BJP councillor. However, only Imran was arrested initially.