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Elderly Hindu man beaten by Pakistani cop for eating in Ramadan

Islamabad: An old age Hindu man was beaten by a police constable in Pakistan's Ghotki district for eating during the fasting month of Ramadan, the Dawn.com reported. The incident took place on Friday when Gokal

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Published on: June 12, 2016 6:53 IST
Old man beaten by Policeman
Old man beaten by Policeman

Islamabad: An old age Hindu man was beaten by a police constable in Pakistan's Ghotki district for eating during the fasting month of Ramadan, the Dawn.com reported.

The incident took place on Friday when Gokal Das, a resident of Hayat Pitafi, a remote village in Ghotki district, was eating Biryani given to him in charity on Friday afternoon. Police constable Ali Hassan and his brother tortured and beat him up for eating in public in Ramadan, Pakistani media reported.  

After the incident, cops were forced to arrest accused Ali Hassan as netizens launched a social media campaign seeking justice for Gokal Das. 

Inspector General Sindh AD Khawaja took notice of the incident and ordered action saying that justice must be served to the Hindu labourer.

The accused constable Hassan who is posted in Ghotki district's Hayat Pitafi town was arrested on the charges of torturing and injuring Gokal Das, the police said.

An FIR has also been registered in Jarwar police station under Sections 337, 504 and 506/2 of Pakistan Penal Code against the policeman for assaulting the senior citizen. 

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