Muslim auto driver thrashed for not saying ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Rajasthan
In yet another shocking incident, a Muslim auto-rickshaw driver was allegedly thrashed after he refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Modi Zindabad’ in Sikar district of Rajasthan. The victim, Ghaffar Ahmed (52) alleged that the culprits pulled his beard and also asked him to go to Pakistan. He was left with a swollen eye and bruises on his face after the brutal assault.
The victim has registered a complaint in this regard at the Sadar police station in Sikar. According to his complaint, the incident took place on Friday when he was returning from Sikar’s Kalyan Circle area to Jigri Chhoti village after dropping off passengers. He was stopped by two miscreants in a car who allegedly asked him for tobacco.
They then allegedly assaulted Ghaffar Ahmed and forced him to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Modi Zindabad” as per his statement to the police. In fact, Ghaffar has also accused the miscreants of yanking his beard and attempting to flee with his autorickshaw.
Accompanied by the two, Ghaffar Ahmed went to the Sadar police station late in the night where he registered his complaint. The police filed an FIR and arrested two accused on the basis of a preliminary probe.
Meanwhile, police have arrested two people — Shambhu Dayal Jat (35) and Rajendra Jat (30) in connection with the case. They were caught within six hours of registering the case, said a police officer, adding that the accused were in inebriated state and had also demanded money from the accused.
“We arrested two people on Friday after the complaint was lodged. Preliminary investigation suggests that the accused misbehaved and thrashed the victim under the influence of alcohol”, said Pushpendra Singh, a senior police officer in Rajasthan’s Sikar.