3 boys bashed for refusal to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

Three young men were brutally assaulted in Godhra after they allegedly refused to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'. At about 11 PM, the boys were passing through Bawani Madhi, a neighbourhood inhabited predominantly by members of the majority community, on their motor cycles. They were allegedly accosted by six as yet unidentified men who demanded to know why they were in the were in the neighborhood and then asked them to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'. When the boys refused, they were assaulted with weapons including knives. The boys suffered serious injuries and have been admitted to the local civil hospital.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 3 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

FIR against six unknown people said to be in the age group of 22 to 30 years has been lodged under IPC Sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (causing hurt with a deadly weapon

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation Current status
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Main Information
Date of incident: August 01, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 3
    Name of the victim : Hafiz Sohel Bhagat, Hafiz Samir Bhagat, Hafiz Salman Gheeteli
    Name of Perpetrator Undisclosed
    State Gujarat
    District/City Panchmahal
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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