Mangaluru Man thrashed for calling 'Hindu Rashtra' at mall; video goes viral
Mangaluru, Sep 26: Three persons have been taken into custody relating to the assault on a young man from Bantwal for 'India is a Hindu Rashtra' at a Mangaluru mall on Wednesday.
The video of the entire incident has gone viral on various social media platforms. The video shows a man seen being beaten up by a group of people at a mall in Mangaluru, after he allegedly claimed 'India is a Hindu nation. Muslims should not come here.' The assault had taken place after some arguments between a young man named Manjunath and a group of students.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered. Moideen Safwan, Abdul Rahim Saad and a juvenile are the persons arrested. Police said that juvenile will be dealt with as per the provisions of juvenile justice laws.
Mangaluru Police Commissioner says "We'll investigate. Police have good leads."
The Dakshin Kannada district, which has its headquarters at Mangalore, is a communally sensitive region that frequently witnesses communal friction.
Earlier on September 1, a man was arrested in the city for allegedly circulating hate messages on social media. Police had taken Zakir Ullal into custody after an examination of his mobile phone allegedly led to the recovery of incriminating evidence.
(with PTI inputs)