The police said cases had been registered against both and they have been sent to jail
Zafar Aafaq | Clarion India
NEW DELHI — A video that surfaced on social media on Thursday showed a Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) worker beating a Muslim doctor inside his clinic in Saran area of Bihar’s Chhapra district.
The BJP man, accompanied by a mob, is seen hitting the medico while shouting “Are you mad? We consider Modi Ji our god”.
Media reports identified the attacker as Sujit Puri and the victim as Dr Mumtaz.
Clarion India on Friday spoke with SP Saran Shri Har Kishore Rai on phone who said that the cases have been registered against both Sujit Puri and Dr Mumtaz in police station Binaypur and police station Jalalpur respectively. “They have been sent to jail,” Rai said.
This happened in Chhapra, Bihar.
A Muslim Doctor was beaten up by local BJP Leader after "offensive" comment on Narendra Modi.
Sujit Puri threatened Dr Mumtaz, slapped him,he said they consider Modi as GOD and shouted Jai Sri Ram.
Police filed case against both,Dr arrested. pic.twitter.com/W7K9hUlr8e
— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) August 13, 2020
While the video shows the Muslim man apologising for his comments, Puri yells: “There is a way to protest. If you don’t like a leader, there is a way to it.”
The doctor is asked to hold his ear-tips, a way to show apology. He says he will not repeat his “mistake”.
The BJP man and his supporters shout: “Jai Shri Ram,” the Hindu slogan raised by followers of the Hindutva ideology to instill dread in Muslims.
Puri warns the doctor that they will cut him into pieces and throw him to the public. He alleges that the doctor has posted a morphed picture of Prime Minister Modi showing him naked. Clarion India could not ascertain whether the doctor put any such posts on social media.
As the doctor claims ignorance about the comments, the BJP man says, “We don’t like Lallu [Prasad Yadav] and Sonia (Gandhi). Don’t make such comments. This is India; this is not Pakistan.” He shouts and points his finger at the doctor, “This is not a mistake. This is a sin that you have committed.” He asks the doctor to do sit-ups as punishment as the video ends.
According to a report in Navbharat Times, the district chief of the BJP Ram Dayal Sharma has said that Sujit Puri is not a BJP member yet but he claims himself to be a BJP leader, adding that it should be investigated.