Cab driver beaten up in Thane, asked to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

Faizal told police that while returning, he got into a quarrel with four or five men, who were in an inebriated state, and they beat him up.

Cab driver beaten up in Thane, asked to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'
By: PTI
Updated: 28 Jun 2019 10:48 AM
Thane: Three men have been arrested by police here in Maharashtra for allegedly beating up a Muslim cab driver and later asking him to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'. A case under IPC sections 295 (hurting religious sentiments) and 392 (robbery) was registered by Mumbai police, said Deputy Commissioner of Police S S Burse.

According to the complainant, Faizal, who drives a cab for an online aggregator, he took some passengers to Diva town in the district Saturday night, the officer said.


Faizal told police that while returning, he got into a quarrel with four or five men, who were in an inebriated state, and they beat him up.

When the accused realized that he was a Muslim, they asked him to say 'Jai Shri Ram'. Three men have been arrested and a search was on to nab the other accused, another police official said, without revealing the arrested men's names.

Similar incident took place in Jharkhand. West Bengal:

A similar incident has also taken place in Jharkhand and West Bengal in the past.  In Jharkhand, a man was brutally thrashed for not chanting 'Jai Shri Ram'; whereas a man was thrown out of moving train for not speaking out the slogan.

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