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Cab driver beaten up in Thane, asked to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'


Press Trust of India Thane
Three men have been arrested by police here in Maharashtra for allegedly beating up a Muslim cab driver and later asking him to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'.
A case under IPC sections 295 (hurting religious sentiments) and 392 (robbery) was registered by Mumbra police, said Deputy Commissioner of Police S S Burse.
According to the complainant, Faizal, who drives a cab for an online aggregator, he took some passengers to Diva town in the district Saturday night, the officer said.
Faizal told police that while returning, he got into a quarrel with four or five men, who were in an inebriated state, and they beat him up.
When the accused realized that he was a Muslim, they asked him to say 'Jai Shri Ram'.
Three men have been arrested and a search was on to nab the other accused, another police official said, without revealing the arrested men's names.

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First Published: Jun 27 2019 | 8:35 PM IST

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