Madrassa boys thrashed for not saying ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’

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New Delhi: Three Madrassa students have alleged that they were beaten up by a group of men in outer Delhi’s Ramesh Enclave for refusing to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’.

One of the victims, Mohammad Dilkash, 18, said his arm was broken in the attack as five men, who had been drinking in a public park, beat them with sticks on Saturday evening after demanding that the students chant the slogan. The victims study at a local madrassa and had gone to the park during a break.

Police registered an FIR in the case on Tuesday night. They had earlier recorded the victims’ statements and said they were verifying certain details. Cops said the victims had initially told them that they were asked to chant ‘Jai Mata ki’. The students have identified two of the attackers as Pintu and Sahil, who live in the neighbourhood.