Minor thrashed on suspicion of ‘love jihad’ in Madhya Pradesh
A 16-year-old Hindu boy who had run away with a girl was beaten up by a group of men in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas district allegedly on suspicion that it was a case of so-called ‘love jihad’, police said on Saturday….
The boy had reportedly run away with the 12-year-old girl from Balia in Uttar Pradesh and police in Dewas had been alerted to look out for them, said an official…. Just as the police was taking them away, over a dozen men, who were apparently following the bus in two cars, appeared on the spot and set upon the boy, he said….
The accused apparently thought that the boy was Muslim and had run away with a Hindu girl, said another police official. Both are in fact Hindu, he said….