In India: Muslim Boy Beaten for Drinking Water from a Temple

In India: Muslim Boy Beaten for Drinking Water from a Temple

The video shows the guardian of the temple striking and hitting a boy after revealing his name from his father.

In India: Muslim Boy Beaten for Drinking Water from a Temple

In India: Muslim Boy Beaten for Drinking Water from a Temple


Uttar Pradesh:
A 14-year-old Muslim boy was beaten Merdi without mercy on Friday inside a temple in Ghaziabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, reported Hindustan Times.

The incident won public attention after a video of the 23-year-old Temple Guardian, Shringi Nandan Yadav, beating the minor who became viral.

The boy’s family stated that he had gone inside the temple to drink water when the man grabbed and beat him.

The Ghaziabad police on Saturday recorded a case against Yadav and Shivanand Saraswati, another guard who recorded the incident and stopped the two.

The video shows the strike guard and strikes the boy after revealing his name and also the name of his father. The boy’s father, whose identity is retained according to the law to protect the child, said the incident took place around 5 pm.

“My son stopped drinking water from a faucet located inside the temple, while he was thirsty. He was beaten after asking his identity. He suffered an injury to the head. It does not usually venture into the temple but this time, he told me he had only very thirsty. I asked him not to go there in the future, “said the father who has described as a daily wage and a waste seller.

The temple authorities have reported having a proper entry of people from non-Hindu communities.

“There are several faucets outside the temple from where people drink water. Our guards caught the boy who spits inside the temple. They were arrested and we will seek the legal recourse to make them sure, “said Yati Narsimhanand Saraswati, another temple guard.

The local police recorded a fir as an Indian Penal Code 323 (voluntarily causing an injury), 504 (an intentional offense of provoking a violation of peace), 352 (aggression or criminal force other than on a serious provocation), 505 (Conductive statements of public misdeed) and also provisions of the Information Technology Act.

“The main suspect (YADAV) remains in the Temple complex for three months. The two suspects have returned viral video,” Iraj Raja, Superintendent of the Police (rural).

Chairman of the National Commission for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (NCCR) Priyank Kanoongo, tweeted the image of the main suspect on Saturday and stated that the NCPRC is committed to protecting the rights of the child.

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