BJP workers thrash youth, force him to lick spit in Dhanbad

New Delhi, January 07 (KMS): A youth was thrashed, forced to lick his spit and chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’ on Friday, allegedly by a group of BJP workers and leaders in Dhanbad city of the Indian state of Jharkhand.

In a video, which has gone viral on social media, the youth, said to be belonging to a minority community, is seen beaten up, doing sit-ups and forced to lick his spit and chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’ and ‘BJP zindabad’, by a group of BJP leaders and workers.

The BJP leader and workers were on a dharna at Gandhi Chowk, near the Combined Building in Dhanbad town, protesting against the security lapses during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab on Wednesday. The youth, passing through the spot, allegedly used some unparliamentary words against Modi and State BJP chief Dipak Prakash. He was caught and thrashed.

Local people told media that the police remained mute spectators. Later, the youth ran away from the spot.

The State Congress and other party leaders too condemned the incident and demanded a probe “so that perpetrators will be identified and stern action could be taken against them”. KMS—19M

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