Three Madrasa teachers were allegedly thrashed by unidentified persons in a moving train in Baghpat leaving them injured. The Muslim clerics were attacked with sharp objects by six-seven youths.
The three Muslim men were attacked by six or seven men while deboarding their train reportedly after an argument over covering their heads.
The maulvis, who boarded a passenger train at Delhi on Wednesday night, were on their way to their village in Baghpat when they had a tiff with some youth who allegedly beat them up, SP Baghpat Jaiprakash Singh said.
It has also been alleged that the three maulvis- Gulzar, Israr and Abrar - were pushed out of of the train, but the police did not confirm it.
Baghpat Kotwali incharge B Kumar said that the case was being transferred to the Railway police.
The maulvis also alleged that the youths beat them up when they resisted the use of the words by the youth which had hurt their religious sentiments.
Mohd Israr said he along with his uncle and one more relative were beaten up after they objected the closing of window of the compartment.
According to Israr some of the passengers then used words hurting their religious sentiments and when they resisted they were attacked inside the compartment after which the attackers fled from the spot.
The victims and some of their supporters later got down at Amheida station and lodged their protest against the incident and a case was registered against six unidentified persons at the Baghpat Kotwali police station, he said.