Muslim student physically assaulted for befriending Hindu girl in Karnataka, 9 held

Karnataka: Police in Karnataka have arrested nine Hindu students in connection with a physical assault of a Muslim student for developing a friendship with a Hindu girl in Sullia, news agency IANS reported quoting police. Sullia falls under the police jurisdiction of Dakshina Kannada district.

The report identifying the victim as Mohammad Sanif, 19-year-old student of First Grade College at Sullia, said he was beaten up by a group of Hindu students on August 30 for being friends with a Hindu girl student.

Sanif, a resident of Jalsoor Village, was talking to his Hindu friend. The accused did not like Sanif talking to a Hindu girl and took him to the college playground. The accused had pulled the shirt of the victim and assaulted him with a wooden log.

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