Chant ‘Allah hu Akbar’, instead of ‘Jai Shri Ram’: FIR against 4 for allegedly assaulting 3 men on Ram Navami in Bengaluru

As per FIR, four men have been arrested after attacking and assaulting three men in car for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram.’

Sonia Dham
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A shocking incident had surfaced from Karnataka's Bengaluru, where three men in a car were allegedly assaulted and attacked for raising ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans on the occasion of Ram Navami. According to the officials, three men have been identified as Pavan Kumar, Rahul and Binayak who were on their way to inspect a two-wheeler that was on sale. 

The incident took place in the Chikkabettahalli area when three of the victims while holding a flag in the car were chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans. After which they were intercepted by two bike-borne men who objected to the sloganeering.

According to the preliminary investigation, two men on a bike, identified as Farman and Sameer, stopped three men and asked them why they were chanting the slogan, saying that they should only shout 'Allahu Akbar', as per the first information report in the case.

A case was registered soon after the video went viral on social media. The police have arrested two accused, while two others, among them is minor have been detained on the charges of hurting religious sentiments, and feelings and rioting, among others. The case has been registered under IPC Sections 295 (outraging religious feelings), 298 (intentionally hurting religious feelings), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), and rioting at Vidhyaranyapura police station.