Rajasthan: Muslim man slapped, forced to say Jai Shri Ram

Feb 06, 2018, 21:24 IST | ANI

A video purportedly showing a teenager slapping a 45-year-old Muslim man and forcing him to say "Jai Shri Ram" in Rajasthan's Sirohi district went viral, prompting a protest from the community

Man beats cop

Representational picture

Jaipur: A video purportedly showing a teenager slapping a 45-year-old Muslim man and forcing him to say "Jai Shri Ram" in Rajasthan's Sirohi district went viral, prompting a protest from the community.

The incident sent police into a tizzy. A video of the act, recorded and circulated by the accused, Vinay Meena (18), is doing the rounds on the Internet. In the three-minute clip, Meena is seen slapping Mohammad Salim 25 times and forcing him to say "Jai Shri Ram", to which the victim responded: "Parvardigaar sabse bada hai (God is almighty)."

Members of the Muslim community protested the incident and filed a complaint at the Abu Road City police station against Meena. "An FIR was registered yesterday based on a complaint we received from members of the Muslim community," SP Sirohi Om Prakash said.

Meena has been nabbed for "voluntarily causing hurt, promoting enmity, hurting religious sentiments, breaking peace", he said.

On December 6, a Muslin labourer, Mohammad Afrazul, was hacked to death and burnt in Rajasthan¿s Rajsamand town. A
gruesome video of the crime had gone viral. Pehlu Khan (55) died in Alwar in April last year after being brutally beaten up by cow vigilantes on suspicion of cattle smuggling.

Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, current affairs from Mumbai, local news, crime news and breaking headlines here

Catch up on all the latest Mumbai, National and International news here

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Trending Video

This Mumbai couple sells their wildlife photos to help thirsty animals

Tags

jaipur