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59-year-old assaulted for not standing up during Dangal’s National Anthem scene

The victim, Amalraj Dasan, was allegedly hit on his face by a person for not standing up.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2017 16:51 IST
The incident took place at a theatre in suburban Goregaon on Wednesday evening.
The incident took place at a theatre in suburban Goregaon on Wednesday evening.(HT file photo)

A 59-year-old man was allegedly assaulted in a movie theatre in Mumbai for not standing up when the National Anthem tune was played on screen during a scene in the movie Dangal, the police said on Monday.

The incident took place at a theatre in suburban Goregaon on Wednesday evening, they said.

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The victim, Amalraj Dasan, was allegedly hit on his face by the accused.

The particular scene pertained to depiction of winning of a gold medal by daughter of Mahavir Phogat (enacted by Aamir Khan).

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The accused, identified as Shirish Madhukar, has been booked under IPC section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to broke peace), the police said, adding that a probe into the matter is on.