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In a horrific video that quickly went viral, Himank Bansal, a student at the ICFAI Business School in Dontanpally, Hyderabad was beaten and ragged by other students at the school and made to chant “Allahu Akbar” and “Jai Mata Di.”
The group of students are allegedly seen assaulting Bansal in the attack footage that was widely circulated on social media. In the video, the accused are heard allegedly threatening to beat him into a coma to “correct his ideology” after they allegedly forced him to shout religious slogans.
The videos can be watched here:
The boy was assaulted bcz he is a Hindu pic.twitter.com/MtWW01VAXW
— ವಾಲಿ (@bhairav_hara) November 12, 2022
The first-year student was stripped, abused, and forced to consume certain chemicals for making comments against the Prophet. The case was registered after Bansal approached the police complaining of being harassed by 15-20 individuals in his hostel room.
According to his account in the complaint, in a conversation with a female friend of his, he had made derogatory comments about Prophet Mohammad, which was allegedly then circulated by her to the accused; which is why they assaulted him.
In his complaint, given to police on November 11, Bansal stated that the incident occurred on November 1. According to the complaint, between 15 and 20 guys broke into his dorm room and attacked him while accusing him of hurting people’s religious feelings. He was physically assaulted and made to chant religious slogans while the attackers threatened him and his family. He claimed that he was being forced to remove his pants and that when he refused, he was made to consume chemicals. Bansal named many people in his complaint with respect to the assault. Bansal stated that he was also sexually assaulted, with one student trying to rip his clothes while others repeatedly punched him in the genitals.
The complaint may be read here:
The FIR, registered at Shankarpalli police station, has invoked charges under IPC Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 342 (wrongful confinement), 450 (trespassing), 323 (causing hurt) 506 (criminal intimidation), read with Section 4 of Telangana Prohibition of Ragging Act of 2011.
Post this video getting viral, hashtags such as #hindusunderattack and #jagohindu started trending on twitter.
On November 14, Cyberabad Police informed that the eight accused in this case have been arrested and sent to police custody. Legal action has been initiated against nine members of the college management for the incident, police said, as per MSN.
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