New Delhi: In a shocking incident, two Muslim youths were beaten in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr by a group of men as ‘revenge’ for the violence that took place in northeast Delhi last week, in which a death toll of 47 has been recorded thus far. Also Read - 'Centre Creating Panic on Coronavirus to Divert Attention From Delhi Violence,' Alleges Mamata Banerjee
While the incident took place on Monday, the incident came to light only today after videos of the brutal assault emerged and went viral on social media. In fact, one of the men alleged that the attackers hurled communal slurs at them and also accused them of cow slaughter. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Congress Delegation Led by Rahul Gandhi Visits Riot-hit Areas to Assess Situation
In the videos, the two youths can be seen being beaten up by the gang, which surrounds and repeatedly kicks and punches them. At one point, one of the attackers even grabs a stick and attacks one of the victims, who is lying near the rear wheel of a silver car parked by the side of the road. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Supreme Court Sends Pleas Seeking FIRs Against BJP Leaders to High Court
Addressing the attackers as bhai (brothers), the two victims continue to beg for mercy, but their howls fall on deaf ears as they are threatened with more violence.
Speaking to media later, the victims alleged that the attackers had hammers, axes and knives with them and threatened to throw acid on the duo. They also said that ‘we have nothing to do with Delhi violence,’ adding that ‘we are all brothers here.’
Taking note of the incident, the Bulandshahr Police said that the incident took place in Sikandrabad area. The police, however, described the incident as a ‘brawl’ which could have been triggered due to eve-teasing. An FIR was registered against the men; however, no reason for the attack has been mentioned in the same.
While five of the accused have been identified as Shivam, Satyaveer, Sachin, Badal and Dinesh Pandit, the two victims have been identified as Rahil Gazi and Umar.