A Hindu man and his Muslim woman friend were heckled and beaten up by a mob on August 26 in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad when the duo were roaming the city’s Danilimda area.
A video of the entire incident also went viral on social media where the mob can be seen thrashing a burqa-clad woman and her friend. A few men also threatened the man, saying, “How dare you roam with a Muslim woman”.
The Ahmedabad Police swung into action and arrested three people identified as Akbar Pathan, Faizan Sheikh, and Hussain Sayyed under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code on the complaint of the victim.
Earlier on Monday, August 28, Vadodara Police also arrested three people identified as Mustakim Sheikh, Burhan Saiyad and Sahil Sheikh for allegedly targeting interfaith couples, harassing them and uploading their videos on social media in order to cause enmity among religious groups.
The accused targeted a woman when she was seen with a man from a different faith and recorded their video that was then used to blackmail them.
The police also seized their mobile phones and sent them to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) to recover all such types of audio and videos.