In an incident of political violence that took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh, some Samajwadi Party (SP) workers allegedly beat up a man because he was wearing a saffron coloured Gamchha (scarf), reports Patrika.
According to the report, the victim named Utkarsh Pathak was going to his house riding on a bicycle when a group of SP workers stopped him midway near Gangatia Chowraha. They asked him whether he was campaigning for the BJP, to which he replied in yes. The SP workers allegedly asked Pathak to abuse PM Modi and CM Yogi. When he refused to do that they started brutally beat him up.
आजमगढ़ के उत्कर्ष पाठक का कसूर केवल इतना था कि उसने गर्मी से बचने के लिए भगवा गमछा सर पर बांध रखा था। @samajwadiparty के गुंडों को यह नाकाबिले बर्दाश्त था। मार मार कर बुरा हाल कर दिया। हर चोट का हिसाब ईवीएम पर बटन दबाकर लेना है@shuklapinku @MODIfiedVikas @ippatel @nirahua1 pic.twitter.com/f7AvOOlXqH
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According to Haribansh Mishra, BJP Zila Manatri, Pathak who belongs to Dudhnara village of Kandhrapur police station area, has been an active member of Hindu Yuva Vahini and has recently joined BJP. Mishra said that Pathak was admitted to hospital for stomach ache on the instructions of an SP leader while he had actually received injuries on his head. He complained to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) about the same. He alleged that SP hires goons to attack BJP workers.