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Nature of Violence
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A Muslim child was beaten for drinking water in a temple.


The boy’s family said he had gone inside the temple to drink water when the man, 23-year-old temple caretaker Shringi Nandan Yadav, caught and beat him. Ghaziabad police on Saturday registered a case against Yadav and Shivanand Saraswati, another caretaker who recorded the incident, and arrested both. The boy’s family said he had gone inside the temple to drink water when the man, 23-year-old temple caretaker Shringi Nandan Yadav, caught and beat him. Ghaziabad police on Saturday registered a case against Yadav and Shivanand Saraswati, another caretaker who recorded the incident, and arrested both. The video purportedly showed Yadav kicking and punching the boy after he revealed his name and also his father’s name. The boy’s father, whose identity is being withheld as per law to protect the child, said the incident took place at around 5pm. “My son stopped to drink water from a tap located inside the temple as he was thirsty. He was beaten up after they asked his identity. He suffered a head injury. He generally doesn’t venture inside the temple but this time he told me he was just very thirsty. I have asked him not to go there in the future,” said the father who described himself as a daily wager and a scrap seller.



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Incidence on
March 13, 2021, 10:24 a.m.

Nature of Violence
  • Physical Attack
Prime Facie Factors
  • Religious Identity

Name of the Victim
Asif
Name of the Perpetrator
Shringi Nandan Yadav

Action taken so far
The man, Shringi Nandan Yadav, has been arrested from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh after a video of him mercilessly thrashing a boy who had gone to a temple to drink water, was widely shared on social media.

Location

Dasna Ghaziabad
City
None
State
Uttar Pradesh,    India

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