Hindu man beaten for eating in Ramazan

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ISLAMABAD: A Hindu octogenarian has been beaten black and blue in a rural Sindh district for eating during the fasting month of Ramazan, police confirmed on Saturday.

Gokal Das, a resident of Hayat Pitafi, a remote village of Ghotki district, was having Biryani given to him in charity on Friday afternoon when a police constable and his brother beat him up for eating in public in Ramazan.

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The village falls in the jurisdiction of Jawar police station. SHO Bachal Qazi said Gokal Das was having Biryani around 6pm on Friday when Ali Hassan Haidrani and his brother Mir Hassan threw the elderly man on the ground and beat him black and blue. “Haidrani, who is posted elsewhere, was on vacation in Hayat Pitafi village.”

According to SHO Qazi, the two brothers left Gokal Das bleeding. He was driven to hospital in nearby Mirpur Mathelo where he was treated for his wounds.

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He added that they have registered a case against Haidrani and his brother who have subsequently been arrested. “We will seek remand of the two accused on Monday for further investigation,” he added. However, another police official told The Express Tribune that the local police helped Haidrani escape.

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