New Delhi: A group of Hindutva fanatics thrashed a Muslin boy and pierced a nail into his body after he refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram,’ a prayer-turned war cry.
The incident took place in Bhojpur area of Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district.
Zeeshan was returning from his aunt’s house in Tohri when he was stopped and trashed by the group.
”They stopped and tore my clothes. They broke my bike and forced me to chant Jai Shree Ram, when I refused, they started beating me. They had a gun, hit me with an iron nail in his hand and brutally hit me in the back. When the blood started flowing excessively, they ran away saying, let him die now,” Zeeshan said.
He also alleges that police asked him to retract the ‘Jai Shree Ram’ part from his complaint.
Ghaziabad Police has arrested two people so far, but says there is no evidence about the sloganeering.
Muslim in India have been facing atrocities and discrimination since decades and there has been a rise in such incidents since 2014, when the BJP came to power with the help of RSS, a Hindu nationalist organisation, whose ideologue MS Golwalker was an admirer of Hitler.