A 45-year-old Muslim hawker selling toasts on road was allegedly beaten up by two men in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas district after he failed to produce the Aadhaar card to prove his identity, police said on Thursday.
The incident came only four days after Taslim Ali, a 25-year-old bangle seller, was beaten up in Indore city of the state for allegedly using a fake name. Two unidentified persons asked Zahid Khan, resident of Amaltaz village, to show his Aadhar card when he was selling toasts on nearby Baroli Road, 60 km from Dewas city, on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
When he told them that he did not have the card, they allegedly abused him and beat him with sticks and belts, said additional Superintendent of Police (rural) Suryakant Sharma. Efforts were underway to identify the accused, Sharma said on Thursday night. Khan lodged a complaint with Hatpipaliya police station on Wednesday evening, the ASP said, adding that he had not sustained grievous injuries.