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Muslim man beaten up at railway station in Kanpur ‘over friendship’ with Hindu woman

A video of the incident — in which the man is being beaten by people asking him about his relationship with the girl — surfaced on Saturday and went viral on social media.

lucknow Updated: May 26, 2018 23:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
Muslim youth beaten,Kanpur,Shivrajpur
Kanpur SSP Akhilesh Kumar said the video was about a week old and people involved in the assault have been identified.(AFP/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

A Muslim man was assaulted at Shivrajpur railway station in Kanpur allegedly by workers of Bajrang Dal for his friendship with a girl belonging to the Hindu community.

The youth, aged around 24 years, runs a shop nearby and had gone to the railway station to see a friend.

A video of the incident — in which the man is being beaten by people asking him about his relationship with the girl — surfaced on Saturday and went viral on social media.

Kanpur SSP Akhilesh Kumar said the video was about a week old and people involved in the assault have been identified.

The local police were assisting the GRP Farrukhabad who had registered a case.

Apart from this, another video of a youth being beaten up allegedly by Bajrang Dal workers too had gone viral. But police found that the video was more than two months old and the assailants were booked for violence.

The victim of the railway station assault said he has given a complaint after the police approached him. Those who beat him are from nearby locality and followed him to the railway station where he was slapped and questioned about his relationship with a girl, he said.

In the video, one man could be heard saying how he could do this when the BJP was in power. Another warned that he would have to pay the price for what he did.

“We will change our names if we don’t ruin you,” one of the attackers said.

First Published: May 26, 2018 23:29 IST