Mob beats up a Muslim bracelet seller in Indore; Home Secretary Narottam Mishra says he used a false name
A 25-year-old man selling bracelets was ruthlessly beaten in public view by a group of men, who also allegedly took 10,000 rupees he was carrying on Sunday in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. A police case was recorded late at night, apparently after hundreds of people gathered outside the police station to demand action against the accused.
Home Secretary Narottam Mishra, citing a police investigation, said the victim was attacked after people realized he was using a false name to run his business.
In video of the incident that circulated on social media, the victim, identified as Tasleem, is seen being beaten by a group of men on a crowded street in the Banganga neighborhood of Indore. The unidentified men are heard using religious slurs against him as people around him watch – none of them step in to help the victim.
“Take whatever you want. He shouldn’t be seen in that area anymore,” a man is heard as he pulls the bracelets out of the bag. The man also asks the audience to come forward and beat the victim, who is seen being pulled by his t-shirt by a man from behind.
Later, three or four men come forward and beat him mercilessly.
“The accused first asked for my name and started beating me once I revealed it. They also stole the Rs 10,000 I was carrying and vandalized bracelets and other materials that I was carrying. had, “the victim said in her police complaint.
A case of riots, assault, theft, intimidation and attempted disturbance of community harmony has been filed against the unidentified men.
Asked about the incident, State Interior Minister Narottam Mishra said: “It was discovered that the victim was selling bracelets using a Hindu name. He had two different Aadhaar sub cards. They have been recovered ”.
Police called on the population not to react to social media posts about the incident.
“We have registered a case according to the complainant and are investigating, but we would like to urge people not to react to social media posts that are community-based. We are also monitoring these social media posts. The accused are identified by the Strict measures will be taken against them, ”said Ashutosh Bagri, a senior police officer at the East Indore Police Station.