Muslim autorickshaw driver assaulted in Sikar after refusing to chant 'Modi Zindabad'
Sikar : A 52-year-old Muslim rickshaw driver has reportedly been assaulted for refusing to chant 'Modi Zindabad' and 'Jai Shri Ram' in Rajasthan’s Sikar district.
According to a report by Indian Express, an FIR has been filed by Gapphar Ahmad Kacchawa, who was left with broken teeth, a swollen eye and bruises on his cheek. He also reported of getting robbed by the assaulters.
Kacchawa’s nephew, Shahid, told the Indian Express that his uncle was returning after dropping off passengers to a nearby village at around 4 am, when he was stopped by two men in an SUV asking for tobacco.
When Kacchawa offered them tobacco, they declined and got aggressive. “Instead, they asked him to chant ‘Modi zindabad’ and when he refused, he was slapped by one of the accused. Kachawa ran away from the spot, but the accused chased him and caught up with him near Jagmalpura. They abused him and forced him to chant religious slogans. They also snatched his wallet, watch, and Rs 700 from him, and decamped,” superintendent of police, Gagandeep Singla told the Hindustan Times.
Kacchawa further stated in the FIR that the men pulled his beard, kicked and punched him hard, which broke two or three of his teeth. “I sustained serious injuries on my left eye, cheek and head as they assaulted me with a stick. After beating me up, they said we will rest only after sending you to Pakistan,” he complained.
The victim man has been admitted to a government hospital.