Mangaluru: Mob Attacks Man ‘Accusing’ Him of Being Gay, Cuts Off His Hair
The video of the hate crime went viral following which the police reportedly filed a case against the attackers.
A mob assaulted a man, accusing him of being gay, in Mangaluru, Karnataka. The video of the attack went viral following which the police reportedly filed a case against the attackers.
Deccan Herald reported that the victim was identified as Lokesh Poojary from Bikarnakatte, a Daiva Patri (divine interpreter). The attackers also cut off his long hair with a sickle, and forcibly removed the bangles as worn by a Patri.
The men ‘accused’ Poojary of having homosexual relations and demanded an ‘apology’ from him. The video of the brutal hate crime was circulated on social media.
Shocker from Mangaluru. Irate mobs beat up a priest for allegedly being Gay.
Imran with the details. pic.twitter.com/RgJSFUDp2b
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) May 13, 2019
Times Now reported that while the police had registered a complaint, no arrests had been made. “The police have taken the issue seriously and nobody should take the law into their hands,” Mangaluru Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil told Deccan Herald.