4 March 2020 Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh: Two Muslim men were brutally assaulted in western Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district on Monday. One of the men who was assaulted has also claimed the attackers abused them with religious slurs and accused them of cow slaughter. They were also threatened with acid attacks, he further alleged.
In the video, victims can be heard addressing the attackers as "bhai" (brother) and asking for mercy.
An NDTV report quoted one of the victims, who was unnamed, as saying, "We were on our way to the market to buy carrots... you can ask the store. They (attackers) parked bikes in front of us and dragged us away. There were around six or seven men. They asked us, 'You think this is Delhi?'"
Police sources said the attackers used WhatsApp groups to organise themselves and conduct targeted strike. The cops, who have been criticized for failing to react decisively and protect residents, have so far arrested five people in connection with the violence.