'No Jai Shri Ram...': 3 Men Allegedly Forced To Say 'Allah Hu Akbar' In Bengaluru; Video Goes Viral

'No Jai Shri Ram...': 3 Men Allegedly Forced To Say 'Allah Hu Akbar' In Bengaluru; Video Goes Viral

The accused demanded the men to chant "Allah Hu Akbar" instead and attempted to snatch their flags.

Rahul MUpdated: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 08:15 AM IST
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Three men on Wednesday traveling in a car in Bengaluru faced assault for chanting "Jai Shri Ram" by two individuals on motorcycles.

After the video of the incident went viral on the internet, an FIR was filed at Vidyaranyapura police station, resulting in the arrest of three suspects, while another managed to flee. The two identified suspects, Farman and Sameer, residents of MS Palya.

According to reports, altercation took place in the Chikkabettahalli area when the three men in the car, displaying a flag and chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' in celebration of Ram Navami, were confronted by two motorcyclists objecting to their chants. The accused demanded the men to chant "Allah Hu Akbar" instead and attempted to snatch their flags. The confrontation escalated into physical assault, with Farman fetching a stick to beat the trio.

During the attack, one of the men sustained a head injury from the stick, while another suffered a nose injury. According to DCP Northeast, Bengaluru City, BM Laxmi Prasad, the altercation ensued when the men were questioned for their slogans, and one person was injured in the altercation.

The accused face charges under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including those related to intentional religious offense, causing hurt with a dangerous weapon, criminal intimidation, and rioting.

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