South-Indian attacked for consuming Beef

Youth attacked for posting pictures of having beef soup

The consumption of beef soup and posting an image on Facebook landed a 24-year-old man in Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu in a hospital facility with wounds after he was assaulted by 4 men for his personal choice of food items.

The man, referred to as Mohammad Faizan, is a local of Poravachery village in the district and manages a photo studios.

Faizan on July 9 posted a picture of him taking up beef soup on his personal Facebook account. His activities enraged several people who barged into his house and beaten up him brutally. Faizan is currently recuperating at the Nagapattinam district hospital.

A couple of days aer the picture was uploaded with the caption that the soup was relishing, the four men entered Faizan’s house with anger on Thursday night and attacked him, police reported, including that each four were arrested by the police.

Sources in the district police forces stated N . Dinesh Kumar (28), R Agathian (29), A Ganesh Kumar (27) and M Mohankumar (28) were pulled over by the police. The four have picked up an argument with Faizan about how he could post such kind of pictures causing wounds on his face.

The sources also added in that Dinesh Kumar was a member of ‘Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam’. Eyewitnesses stated the youth was assaulted with a wooden log and iron rod pushing his relatives to demand action against Faizan’s attackers.

They said a case have been registered against the accused under 153(A) endorsing enmity between dierent groups on land of religion, race, place of birth,residence, language, etc, and executing works prejudicial to sustenance of peace, 307 (attempt to murder), 506(ii) (criminal intimidation), 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 294 (b) (uttering obscene words in public place) under the IPC.

While incidents like this are common in parts of north India, this is probably the first happening in most recent memory that a guy have been beaten up for taking food of his personal preference in Tamil Nadu.

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