Six persons were arrested on Wednesday for assaulting a Muslim man who has been accused of molesting a girl in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa city, NDTV reported.
The arrests were made after a video of the attack, which took place on January 3, was shared widely on social media. It shows a group of men surrounding the Muslim man, identified as Shahbaz, in the parking lot of a shopping mall and hitting him with canes after asking him some questions.
Shahbaz told reporters that he was assaulted for three hours. “They asked me my name and took me away,” he said when questioned why he was assaulted.
Earlier, the police had filed a molestation case against Shahbaz, who is pursuing post-graduation in computer applications at a college in Khandwa.
Location: Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh
A Muslim student, who is doing Masters in Computer Science was talking to a girl about books when a group of extremists took him aside, slapped & brutally thrashed him with canes.
HW has accessed the FIR filed by the victim. pic.twitter.com/MhMXmEKlPI
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The arrests were made on Wednesday after a delegation of the Muslim community met the Khandwa police chief.
“There was a conspiracy against him,” a Muslim leader named Syed Nisar Ali told NDTV. “He was wrongly…