Mangaluru: A group of miscreants belonging to a Hindtuva fringe group attacked a Muslim youth for sharing a seat with a girl belonging to Hindu community.
The incident took place on Monday night at KSRTC bus stand in Madikeri.
It so happened when Mohammed Anees, the victim and the girl, belonging to same locality but didn’t know each other shared seat on board a Bengaluru-bound KSRTC bus, reports CDNews network.
They did so, because the bus was almost packed and the conductor asked them to shared since it can accommodate 3 persons.
A few passengers, said to be activists of a Hindutva fringe group objected and begin a physical fight with Anees. However, after intervention from bus staff and other passengers, the hate mongers left the bus.
But, when bus reached Madikeri KSRTC bus stand, their counterparts pulled Anees and assaulted him.
A case was registered at Sullia police station under IPC 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 298 (uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person).