Now, cleric hit by car after refusing to chant ‘Jai Shree Ram’

NEW DELHI: A 40-year-old cleric was allegedly attacked by three-car borne people after he refused to say — Jai Shree Ram.

According to reports published in a leading news agency, the incident took place Delhi‘s Rohini Sector 20 on Thursday evening when the victim identified as Maulana Mohammad Momin was taking a stroll near the mosque cum madrasa.

The Maulana in his formal complaint to the police on Friday said that at around 6.45 pm, a white car stopped on the road and its three occupants called him. The car had ‘Jai Shee Ram’ written on its windscreen.

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Three men in their mid-thirties asked about the Maulana’s well being to which he replied, “By the grace of Allah, I am good. They objected to it and asked him to read some religious lines but he avoided and refused to chant Jai Shree Ram.

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“I started walking back to my masjid, but I was hit by a vehicle. The impact was such that it flung me in the air. As I fell on the ground, I lost consciousness,” he said.

A passersby called the police who later rushed him to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Sultanpuri. The Maulana suffered injuries on his head, face and hands.

Police have registered a case of accident and examining the CCTV footages to gather information about the three accused.

“We have registered an FIR of accident. However, Mohammad Momin has claimed that three boys who were in a white car had asked him to say some religious word, when he refused, they hit him. Now we are verifying this allegation. CCTV footage will be examined,”said SD Mishra, DCP, Rohini told ANI.