Mumbai News: Kandivali Man Assaulted For Refusing To Say ‘Jai Shri Ram’; FIR Filed ( Free Press Journal )

The man was reportedly admitted to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital in Kandivali West for treatment.

By Megha Kuchik

Mumbai: A case has been filed against four individuals from Kranti Nagar, Kandivali East, accused of causing hurt and provoking a breach of peace. The complaint alleges that these men physically assaulted him after he refused to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’ as demanded by them. The complainant has also claimed that the individuals are associated with the Bajrang Dal.

The accused, identified as Suraj Tiwari, Arun Pandey, Pandit and Rajesh, have been charged under sections 323 (causing hurt), 34 (common intention), 341 (wrongful restraint), 504 (provoking breach of the peace), and 506 (public mischief) at Kurar police station on September 27.

According to the FIR, on September 26, Siddharth Angure (34), who works with Mahindra company on a contract basis and resides in Krantinagar, Kandivali East, was returning home from his office at 11.30 pm on September 25. He was talking with his brother over the phone on the way when suddenly four individuals stopped him on the road and demanded that he say ‘Jai Shri Ram.’

Angure refused, and the accused verbally abused him, questioning his religious affiliation. They then physically assaulted him, beating him with their hands and legs, and dragged him on the ground. His brother overheard the incident over the phone, and he and his nephew immediately arrived at the scene, rescuing Angure from the accused.

Later, Angure was admitted to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital in Kandivali West for treatment. After being discharged, he went to the Kurar police station and registered a case against the four individuals.

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