A 25 year old Muslim man, identified as Mohamad Baker Alam was assaulted by four unidentified persons in Gurgaon for wearing a skull cap.
In a complaint to police on Sunday, Alam alleged that four unidentified youths accosted him in a Sadar Bazar lane and objected to him for wearing a skull cap and asked him to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Jai Shri Ram’.
“The accused threatened me, saying wearing cap was not allowed in the area. They removed my cap and slapped me, while asking me to chant Bharat Mata ki Jai,” he said in the FIR, registered at the city police station.
“As I followed their instruction and chanted Bharat Mata ki Jai, they asked me to chant Jai Sri Ram which I refused. At this, the youths picked up a baton from the roadside and began beating me. They hit me on my legs and back,” he added.
In the FIR, Alam said he was returning home after offering namaz in a mosque at Sadar Bazar when the incident took place.
He said after hearing his cries for help, other people from his community rushed to help him, following which the assailants fled from the spot.
“We have received a complaint about the incident and registered an FIR under sections 153, 147, 149, 323 and 506 in the city police station. We have also conducted medical examination of the man,” Gurgaon City ACP Rajiv Kumar said.