Muslim man forced to eat fork

A 68-year-old man in Assam who is identified as Shaukat Ali was forced to eat fork in public for allegedly selling beef. The incident took place on Sunday in Biswanath district. The Muslim man was beaten on the road, abused by the group of people. He is currently being treated at a government hospital.

Police have arrested at least five people after the video went viral which showed the old man on his knees pleading to let him go. The video also shows he was given something to eat which alleged as the fork.

“Are you Bangladeshi? Is your name in the NRC (National Register of Citizens)?” someone in the mob can be heard asking him.

According to district police, two separate FIR has been filed. One of them is by Shaukat Ali’s brother. The police have started an investigation and are on the lookout for the men seen in the video.

However, Biswanath district police chief Rakesh Roushan said:

“It was not a matter of communal tension. The miscreants misbehaved with not only with Muslim man but also another person of a different community”