Watch video: Group of men brutally assault shopkeeper for playing music during Azan

The circulating footage has incited fury among netizens, who question the state's law and order.

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Bengaluru: A disturbing incident unfolded in Bengaluru, where a group of young men allegedly assaulted a shopkeeper for playing music during the azan (Islamic call to prayer). The altercation, captured on CCTV, has sparked widespread outrage on social media platforms.

Altercation caught on CCTV

The confrontation took place in Siddanna Layout, Banashakari area of Bengaluru. CCTV footage depicts the group confronting the shopkeeper, leading to a heated argument escalating into physical violence. One of the assailants grabbed the shopkeeper's collar, triggering a scuffle. Subsequently, the group dragged the shopkeeper outside the shop, subjecting him to a barrage of punches.

Social media outcry

The circulating footage has incited fury among netizens, who question the state's law and order. Many took to social media platforms to express their outrage over the brazen assault, highlighting concerns about religious intolerance and communal harmony.

Legal action taken

Reports indicate that an FIR (First Information Report) has been lodged in connection with the incident. Authorities are investigating the matter, aiming to hold the perpetrators accountable for their actions.

The assault on the shopkeeper in Bengaluru underscores the importance of upholding law and order and fostering religious tolerance within communities. As the incident gains traction on social media, it serves as a stark reminder of the need for vigilance against acts of violence motivated by religious differences.