New Delhi: A group of three unidentified persons attacked Imam of a mosque on Tuesday night in Farangipete area of Mangalore district in Karnataka. The assailants were caught on CCTV camera.
Local police said that the Imam identified as Mushtaq was attacked when he was sleeping. However, the cause of the attack is being ascertained.
The Imam has been admitted to a hospital for medical assistance, said the police.
A case has been filed under various sections of Indian Penal Code against three unnamed persons and an investigation has been launched into the incident.
A CCTV clip, which shows the assailants jumping a wall, has gone viral on social media, sparking criticism from various journalists and human rights activists.