05:09 GMT14 April 2021
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    Last week, a Muslim boy named Asif was ruthlessly beaten by a Hindu man, Shiring Yadav, for drinking water from a temple hand pump in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. A video of the incident has since gone viral on social media, with netizens expressing concerns about the rising cases of Islamophobia being reported in India.

    A man in tattered clothes has been brutally assaulted in Delhi by a Hindu man named Ajay Pandit.

    While beating and pushing the man, whose name remains undisclosed, to the ground, Pandit and his friends can be seen asking him to chant "Hindustan Zindabad (long live India)" and "Pakistan Murdabad (death to Pakistan)".

    A video purportedly depicting the incident has surfaced on social media in India, outraging netizens.

    While there is no official information about the victim's religion, speculations floating around on social media suggest he is a Muslim man.

    Warning: The following video may offend sensibilities.

    ​Pandit, who is the main accused in this case was also named in the 2020 Delhi Riots that resulted in the deaths of over 50 people, several of them Muslims, against the backdrop of amendments to India's Citizenship Act. He was arrested and later released on bail.

    Updating people about the status of the case, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) Sanjay Kumar Sain tweeted that Pandit has been arrested for assaulting the other man.

    ​Police officials investigating the case have also revealed to the media that the victim in the video has also allegedly been involved in cases of murder and robbery, the details of which remain blurry to the public as of now.

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