UP: Man arrested for thrashing Muslim boy who drank water from temple

Ghaziabad: The Uttar Pradesh police on Friday arrested a man for thrashing a Muslim boy who allegedly drank water from inside a temple. The accused was arrested after the video of him mercilessly beating the boy went viral.

In the disturbing viral video that called on the police to take immediate action, the accused, Shirangi Nanad Yadav, can be seen asking the boy his and his father’s name. The boy, smiling, replied that his name was Asif.

Yadav then asks the boy why he had entered the temple, to which the latter replies that he wanted to drink water. The accused can then be seen beating up the boy even as he pleaded for mercy.


Soon after the arrest, the Ghaziabad police tweeted: “Taking cognizance of the viral video, a team was formed and the accused was arrested.”

According to the Ghaziabad police, Shirangi Nandan Yadav, son of Ashwini Kumar Yadav is a resident of Bhagalpur in Bihar. The cops have taken him into custody and a case has been registered against him.

The video triggered outrage among people who condemned the inhuman incident and demanded strict action against Shirangi.