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Teen beaten up for refusing to chant 'Jai Sri Ram' - DOTO

Teen beaten up for refusing to chant 'Jai Sri Ram'

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.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Market
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Market Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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Role of police Need confirmation Current status Under investigation
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Main Information
Date of incident: July 21, 2022
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Hussaini Alam (17)
    Name of Perpetrator Rupesh Sharma and Others
    State Telangana
    District/City Hyderabad
    Party In Power / Incidents TRS - Telangana Rashtra Samithi
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