Muslim teachers attacked for covering their heads in UP’s Baghpat, assailants also attempted to throw them out of train
Lucknow: Three Muslim teachers (‘maulvis’) were attacked with sharp objects by unknown assailants who also allegedly tried to throw them off a moving train in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district on Thursday. News agency ANI reported that the three Muslim men were attacked by six or seven men while deboarding their train reportedly after an argument over covering their heads. All three have been admitted to a hospital, said a TV report.
Reports said the train was about to reach the village Aheda in Baghpat when the Muslim men started to wear their shoes to get down. It was at that moment that they were attacked with iron rods and an ice pick.
It has also been alleged that the three ‘maulvis’- Gulzar, Israr and Abrar – were pushed out of the train, but the police did not confirm it.
The ‘maulvis’, who boarded a passenger train at Delhi last night, were on their way to their village in Baghpat when they had a tiff with some youth who allegedly beat them up, SP Baghpat Jaiprakash Singh told a news agency.
“The police have registered an FIR against the unidentified attackers,” Northern Railway’s public relations officer Nitin Chaudhary told ANI. Baghpat Kotwali incharge B Kumar said that the case was being transferred to the Railway police.sa
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