Three Muslim youth- Dilkash, Mohammad Ajmal and Naeem– were allegedly beaten up by unidentified men at a park in outer Delhi’s Begampur area, as they refused to chant pro-religious and national slogans such as ‘Jai Mata Ki’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.
“We had gone to a nearby park. Some men came and slapped one of my friends. They asked us to say ‘Jai Mata Ki’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki’ and threatened to kill us. I don’t know them, but I can recognise them. We called up Hafiz and then the police came and we were being taken to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital,” said Dilkash, one of the victims.
Another victim Mohammad Ajmal said they were not given a chance to say anything, adding that their skull caps were thrown and crushed with feet.
“They asked us to say ‘Jai Mata Ki’. Suddenly one of them came and thrashed me with a bamboo stick. They all started beating us. We then called up our teacher. He came and called up the police,” he added.
The victims called up their teacher Hafiz, who then called up the police.
They were rushed to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital for immediate treatment.
A case has been registered and further probe is on.