Mohd Sahrukh Haldar, a 26 year old madrasa teacher alleged that he was beaten up and pushed off a moving train for not saying ‘Jai Shri Ram’ on Thursday, June 20, while he was travelling from Canning in South 24 Parganas district to Hooghly, reported The Indian Express.
As per the police, the madarsa teacher escaped with minor injuries.
Haldar stated that he was asked to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' by a group of people who were already chanting the slogan.
According to a report in The Indian Express, Hafeez Mohd Sahrukh said, “I was travelling to Hooghly when a group of people were chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ inside the compartment. They asked me to chant the same. When I refused, they started to beat me... nobody came to my rescue. The incident took place while the train was between Dhakuria and Park Circus stations. They pushed me off the train at Park Circus station. Some locals helped me.”
Haldar, who is a resident of Basanti in South 24 Parganas, said the incident took place in train number 34531 (Canning- Sealdah).
As of now, no arrest has been made in the case. According to the report, the police said that he might have been assaulted during the journey due to the commotion during boarding and deboarding the train.
“He had minor injuries and was taken to Chittaranjan Hospital. Proper treatment was provided to him. It seems that he was assaulted during the journey due to boarding and deboarding issues. There were two to three people who sustained minor injuries. Investigation is on and no one has been arrested,” said Police official
The 26 year old Madarsa teacher said that when he first approached the Topsia police station, he was told that the Government Railway Police (GRP) was the right authority to approach.
A case was filed against unknown people at Ballygunge railway station under IPC Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (acts done by several persons), The Indian Express reported quoting the Railway police.