Updated: September 20, 2021 6:56:15 am
A Hindu man who was dropping his Muslim woman colleague home on his two-wheeler was stopped and assaulted in Bengaluru by two men who questioned why she was travelling with a man from a different faith.
The men, who were later arrested by the police, forced the woman to get off and take an auto rickshaw home.
The incident took place on Friday evening near the Dairy circle when the miscreants stopped their bike and started questioning the woman, who was wearing a burqa.
The police said that the woman and the man are colleagues at a bank. As it was late on Friday evening, he was dropping her home.
The incident came to light only after a video was shared widely on social media. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East) Joshi Srinath Mahadev said: “After the video went viral, we registered a case in SG Palya police station and arrested two persons within 12 hours after the incident.”
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai tweeted: “In connection with the case of assault on a bike rider travelling along with a woman of different faith, @BlrCityPolice has acted swiftly, identified & secured 2 accused persons. A case is registered & legal action is initiated. My Govt. deals with such incidents with an iron hand.”
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