Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday demanded strict action against group of men who allegedly assaulted two Kashmiri brothers in Bengaluru for not speaking in Kannada.
The Jammu and Kashmir chief minister took it to Twitter to show her anguish over the attack. She wrote, "Very disturbed by the news of 2 brothers from Kashmir being assaulted in Bengaluru. I would urge the authorities to take strict action against the accused."
Two brothers from Jammu and Kashmir were allegedly thrashed by a group of men for unable to converse in Kannada on December 12 night.
DCP (North) Chetan Singh Rathor confirmed the incident to the media.
According to reports, the duo have been living in Bengaluru for the last five years. One of the victims is a hotel management student.
Very disturbed by the news of 2 brothers from Kashmir being assaulted in Bengaluru. I would urge the authorities to take strict action against the accused.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) December 19, 2017
Police said, on the day of the incident the two were returning home in their car in the wee hours, when bikers numbering around four to five stopped them near NTI bus stand in Bengaluru’s Sanjaynagar. The bikers insisted them to speak in Kannada.
“The brother when failed to speak in Kannada the duo were attacked by the group,” said the DCP.
The Kashmiri brothers also informed the police that their attackers pelted stones on them and broke their car’s windshield.
Bengaluru Police have arrested two persons in connection to the attack. “We have registered an FIR under IPC sections 324 - causing hurt by dangerous weapons, 341 - wrongful restraint, 504 - intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace.”