Three Muslim clerics were allegedly assaulted and thrown out of the train by at least six unidentified miscreants in a moving train on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat.
Police said that the three victims had boarded a train from Delhi to Baghpat on Wednesday evening. They were assaulted after a heated verbal spat over seats. The trio were attacked with iron rods and were thrown out of train as it reached Amhaida railway station.
The three clerics have been identified as Gulzar, Israr and Abrar of Chohlada village in Baghpat.
The clerics have lodged a complaint with the local police against six unidentified persons. The three were rushed to a hospital for medical attention.
Israr one of the victims said, “We were sitting quietly when two youths asked us to vacate the seats. On protesting they attacked us with iron rods and batons.”
Baghpat superintendent of police (SP) Jaiprakash Singh said, “The case has been handed over to GRP.”
However, the SP denied that they were thrown out of the moving train.