Two Held For Moral Policing, Assault | Mangaluru News – Times of India

MANGALURU: Uppinangady police in Dakshina Kannada district have registered a case against a group of men suspected to be belonging to a Hindu organisation for allegedly assaulting a youth and threatening him for travelling with a girl of a different faith.
The accused are Surendra, Theertaprasad, Jithesh and others. Of the accused, two persons identified as Balachandra, 35 and Ranjith, 31, both residents of Siribagilu, Kadaba Taluk, have been taken into custody
The incident took place at Derane of Siribagilu village of Kadaba taluk, at 12.15pm on Tuesday, when the complainant Nazir, 21 was travelling with his friend in an autorickshaw.
Nazir told police that he was driving an autorickshaw from Uppinangady to Gundya on the Mangaluru-Bengaluru highway and then moved towards Subrahmanya Road.
On reaching Derane, a group of men stopped his vehicle and questioned them.
After asking the victims’ names, they abused him and asked why he wanted girls from a different faith.
They later allegedly assaulted him first with their hands and then picked a stick on the roadside and hit him and threatened to kill him if was seen moving around with girls from another faith in the future.
They reportedly scolded the girl too. A police case has been registered.

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