Chikkaballapur, May 26 (IANS): The Karnataka Police arrested two persons on Friday in connection with a moral policing case involving a Hindu man and a Muslim woman in Chikkaballapur district.
The arrested persons were identified as 20-year-old Wayeed and 21-year-old Saddam, both residents of Nakkalakunte in Chikkaballapur. The police have launched a hunt for another accused, Imran.
The incident of a group of youths belonging to the Muslim community thrashing a Hindu boy for hanging out with his Muslim female friend had come to light on Thursday. The accused had also attacked the girl and threatened her.
Police said the victims were sitting in a small hotel in Chikkaballapur, when they were noticed by the gang. The young woman was clad in burqa. The accused gang observed the duo and attacked them after confirming that the young man was a Hindu.
The gang first called the young man out and thrashed him. The young woman rushed to his rescue and told the accused that she knew him very well and questioned their actions. However, the accused asked the young woman to apologize.
Later, the woman lodged a complaint against the accused in the Chikkaballapur police station. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar had vehemently stated that moral policing will not be tolerated in the state.
Youth thrashed for hanging out with woman from another community in Chikkaballapur
Chikkaballapur, May 26 (IANS): A Hindu youth on Thursday was thrashed here by a group of Muslim men after he was spotted having snacks at a food outlet with a Muslim woman who was also attacked and threatened 'for visiting the eatery with a Hindu man', the police said.
Police said the youth and the woman visited 'Gopika Chaats' in Chikkaballapur. The woman was clad in burka and hijab.
The accused noticed them and learnt that the man accompanying her was Hindu.
The woman questioning the group (left) and the couple being questioned by one of the attackers
They then called the Hindu youth and attacked him. The Muslim woman came to his rescue, and told the attackers that she knew him 'very well', and questioned their behaviour.
However, the Muslim men told her that 'it was wrong on her part to visit the hotel with a Hindu youth, and she should apologise for her mistake'.
The police have got the video of the incident, and launched a hunt to nab the accused persons.