Bhopal: A Muslim man who was travelling with a Hindu woman in an Ajmer-bound train has been assaulted by Bajrang Dal goons in a deplorable incident that occured in Madhya Pradesh.
The goons reportedly accused the man of committing "love jihad" and subsequently forced him to step out of the train. Thereafter, both of them were taken to the railway police station in Ujjain.
One of the videos capturing the gruesome incident shows three Bajrang Dal goons dragging the man out of the train and one of them is also seen beating him up mercilessly.
The man and the woman, who happens to be family friends, were forced to wait at the police station until the arrival of their parents.
The man was later identified as Asif Shaikh, an electric shop owner and the woman is a schoolteacher. Both of them were released after their statements were recorded.
However, no case has been registered against the goons and the cops said that they did not take action against the perpetrators as no complaint has been registered against them in the incident.
According to media reports, Kundan Chandrawat of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad said that the Bajrang Dal workers acted based on the information received from reliable sources. Perhaps, their reliable sources was not so reliable !
Bajrang Dal goons threatened to launch a movement against "Love Jihad" in Bihar last month after two cousin sisters from Darbhanga eloped with two youths from the Muslim community and got married in a mosque in Kolkata.
Bashing up people on the pretext of "Love Jihad" has been on the rise lately in India with the country witnessing several such incidents in the past few years.