‘The assailants targeted them as they were wearing Kurta pyjama and a skullcap’
NEW DELHI — Two Madrasa students in the Paldi area of Gujarat were reportedly beaten up by a Hindu mob on Sunday night leaving them severely wounded and hospitalised.
Umar, 17 and Khizar, 16, were allegedly abused by the group of men as the crowd gathered and watched.“The assailants targeted them as they were wearing Kurta pyjama and a skullcap,” Mufti Abdul Qayyum, father of Umar, told Maktoob Media.
Umar’s hand was twisted and he was repeatedly attacked on his head and he sustained severe injuries, said the report. The duo were returning home on a scooter.
“On Vishwakunj Char road, a man named Bhavesh with his wife and daughter were on an Activa scooter,” social activist Salim Hafezi was quoted in the report. “He took a turn without an indicator, due to which the scooter on which the two children were riding became imbalanced, and they fell. Bhavesh’s wife started beating both the children and created a ruckus due to which a crowd gathered at the site and seeing their Muslim identity, the mob started beating them so mercilessly that both the children got fractures on their wrists.”
The police rescued the two boys and then shifted them to hospital. An FIR was also filed on the family’s complaint in Paldi police station under different Sections of the Indian penal code including Sections 154, 323, 294 B and 427.