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Rajasthan: Muslim man found in hotel room with Hindu woman brutally assaulted

In the video, purportedly of the assault circulated on social media, some men are heard chanting “Jai Shri Ram.”

jaipur Updated: Oct 13, 2017 11:33 IST
Mukesh Mathrani
Mukesh Mathrani
Hindustan Times, Barmer
Mob violence,Muslim man assaulted,Hindu woman
Police rescue a Muslim man who was brutally assaulted by a mob after being caught with a Hindu woman in a hotel room. (HT Photo )

A 21-year-old Muslim man who was found in a hotel room with a Hindu woman in Rajasthan’s Barmer on Thursday, was brutally assaulted by her relatives.

The man has been sent to a Jodhpur hospital.

A video, purportedly of the assault, showing a mob of over 100 people outside the hotel was circulated on social media.

Some men in the video are heard chanting “Jai Shri Ram.”

HT could not independently verify the authenticity of the video.

The victim has been identified as Padu Khan of Sayala village of Jalore, a district neighbouring Barmer. The police said by the time they reached the hotel in Barmer’s Balotara, the mob had dispersed.

“We found the man writhing in pain and his clothes torn. We sent him to the Jodhpur government hospital after first aid at Balotara,” said Barmer additional superintendent of police Kailash Dan Ratnu.

Ratnu said the victim was conscious but refused to lodge a complaint. The police have not received a complaint from anyone over the assault.

“The hotel management also did not lodge any complaint about the incident,” the officer added.

The police are clueless about the identity of the woman. Locals said that her relatives whisked her away before assaulting the man.

First Published: Oct 13, 2017 11:28 IST