A 17-year-old was beaten up by some miscreants on Thursday for not chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' during Bonalu procession in the Old City's Charmahal area in Hyderabad. The teen belongs to a minority community.
According to the police, “A minor boy, a resident of Hussaini Alam, was on his way back on Thursday night. Meanwhile, a Bonalu procession was moving from shad Cafe Hussaini Alam under Charminar police limits. Suddenly, a group of miscreants had allegedly stopped the victim and applied Tilak on his forehead and forced him to chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’. When the boy refused to do so, he was allegedly beaten up as well.”
The victim lodged a complaint with the Charminar police upon which a case was registered. Police has identified the accused and have taken them into custody.
The prime accused has been identified as one Rupesh Sharma.