August 25, 2015

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Muslim youth beaten up in Mangalore by Hindutva activists
A group of people assaulted the 28-year-old man for talking to a Hindu girl
Press Trust of India  |  Mangaluru 

Youth thrashed in public for travelling with a girl in Mangalore

In a suspected case of moral policing, a 28-year-old man was assaulted by a group of people, suspected of belonging to a group, for talking to a girl, police said.

The victim, Shakir, is a resident of Kulur and he worked in a supermarket at Attavar in the city, they said.

The group allegedly almost stripped him and tied him to an electric pole last evening before publicly flogging him for talking to the girl, who also worked with him in the same supermarket.

Shakir has been hospitalised, police added.

Cases of and attempt to murder have been registered against unidentified assailants, they said.

Investigations are ongoing, and four people belonging to a right-wing HIndu organisation have been detained for questioning, police said.

Sporadic incidents of moral policing, particularly cases involving different communities have been reported in Dakshina Kannada district, raising concerns over growing intolerance in the state.