Gujarat: Youth thrashed for wearing Muslim skull cap

AHMEDABAD: A 21-year-old youth was allegedly thrashed by four men for wearing a skull cap which is worn by Muslims and posting a display picture on his WhatsApp account.

According to Times of India reports, Digambar Sonar from the Narol area of the city on late Monday night was assaulted by Sachin, Vijay, Kachori and an unknown man “for wearing a skull cap despite being a Hindu”.

Severely injured Sonar called his cousin Akshay for help but he was also thrashed by the four culprits. Both Sonar and Akshay later rushed to LG Hospital for treatment.

Sonar in the FIR states, “I had clicked myself wearing a skull cap on the festival of Eid on June 16 and posted it as my display picture on WhatsApp. Sachin, who is a friend and a member of a common WhatsApp group, saw my display picture and started abusing me for wearing a skull cap,” reported TOI.

“Sachin and another friend Vijay met me at Satyamnagar vegetable market in Amraiwadi and started threatening me about the skull cap. He said that we are Hindus and must never wear the skull cap. They then forcibly took my two-wheeler and made accompany them to a secluded spot and started beating me,” Sonar further stated in FIR.

Police registered an FIR against the four persons who are still at large.