Muslim man beaten up in Gurgaon, said targeted over religion

News Desk: Two men, Abdur Rahman and Mohammad Azam, were allegedly beaten up by two unidentified men in Gurgaon on Sunday night, said police, adding that an FIR has been registered and they are looking for the accused.

The victims alleged that the accused made derogatory remarks about their religion and snatched their phones, said the police. One of the victims also alleged that the accused forcibly put a white powdery substance in his mouth.

According to the police, the alleged incident took place around 9.15 pm when the two men were standing near Ramada Hotel in Sector 45. The police said one of the men is a native of Deoband in Uttar Pradesh and had gone to the area to collect donations for a trust run by a madrasa.

In the FIR, Rehman said that an unidentified man arrived there in a white car and started questioning them. “He asked us why we were standing there. Azam informed him that we were on our way to Chakkarpur village. The accused then called an accomplice and both started beating us. They snatched our mobile phones and my motorcycle” alleged Rehman.

“One of the accused brought a white powder-like substance from the car and forcibly put it in Azam’s mouth” he alleged in the complaint.

The police said the victims suffered bruises on their knees.

Aman Yadav, assistant commissioner of police, Sadar, said: “We are verifying the allegations and the sequence of events. The victims alleged that the accused used derogatory remarks on their faith, assaulted them and snatched their phones. The motorcycle was found parked near the spot”.

An FIR was registered against the unidentified accused under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 379 B (snatching), 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Sector 40 police station, said the police.