A Muslim vendor was physically assaulted with sticks and rods by a Hindu mob in Nandgram’s Ghukna market, Uttar Pradesh, reports said. Ghaziabad police have arrested six people in this regard. The video of the attack has gone viral on social media platforms.
The incident happened on Friday at around 10:00 am, Siasat reported quoting police. The victim has been identified as Danish, a resident of Nandgram area.
“Danish, a jaggery seller, was pressurised by the men to free his horse from the cart. When he refused, they assaulted him,” the Ghaziabad police told Siasat.com.
When nearby shopkeepers came to Danish’s rescue, they were also assaulted. An FIR was lodged on the basis of Danish’s police complaint.
Six people Anupam Kaushik (22), Ashish Kaushik (19), Pravesh Kaushik (48), Sukhveer (35), Titu (38), and Ashutosh (19) have been arrested. They are all residents of the Ghukna market.
A reflex steel, steel screw, steel rod of a mike, and three bamboo sticks were recovered by the Nandgram police.
The Hindu six men were arrested under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149(Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 307 (Attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.