In the communally polarized coastal town of Mangalore (India), a Muslim man was unclothed, beaten and tied to a pole at a busy market place for allegedly speaking to a Hindu woman, Hindustan time reported.
Local police reached at the scene after domestic cable television channels starting to telecast tied man footage on air. From 30 suspected Bajran Dal men 14 have been arrested by police.
According to police sources, 28 -years-old Muslim man who was tied and beaten filed a complain in the station, saying that his colleague had asked him for a loan of Rs 2,000. Both were heading to ATM so that after withdrawing cash man could give cash to woman, during all this group of men carrying knives and staves attacked him, man said .
The woman was slapped for trying to rescue her colleague but she was escaped without any serious harm to her, HT said.
Bajrang Dal, Sri Rama Sene, Hindu Jagarana Vedike and the Islamist group, Popular Front of India, have been reported in the coastal towns of Mangalore, have been reported in the coastal towns of Mangalore, Udupi, Honnavar, Bhatkal and Karwar over the past decade, report further added.