Hate crime: Haj pilgrims abused, attacked, skullcaps forcibly thrown in Silchar
SILCHAR: In a shocking incident, three elderly Haj pilgrims were attacked in Silchar in Assam. The incident occurred on June 27.
The victims--Zamiruddin Laskar, Abdul Khaliq Chaudhary and Nazir Ahmad Laskar, were attacked by a group of unidentified persons who first took away their skullcaps.
Zamiruddin Laskar says that after snatching the skullcap, his face was covered with a piece of cloth and the same treatment was meted to two others.
The attackers allegedly threaten to cut them into pieces. Laskar said that they were abused, attacked and humiliated while the shopkeepers looked on and nobody intervened. The police have now registered a case in this regard and have assured that the attackers would be identified and nabbed soon. Photo courtesy--Barak Bulletin
UPDATE: Three accused--S Chakravarti, Jaideep Pal and Bappa Das have been arrested for the assault with the elderly Haj pilgrims.
[June 28, 2019 NewsBits.in]