Kashmiri truck driver, cleaner beaten up in Indian Punjab

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A Kashmiri truck driver and a cleaner were brutally beaten up by some unknown persons in Pathankot area of Indian Punjab.

Mohammad Aabid Butt, a truck driver from Bi-jbehara area of Islamabad district of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, said that on Tuesday evening they were changing tyre of their truck as it had got punctured when some unknown persons came and demanded money from them.

“After we refused to pay them money as we were having a few bucks in our pockets, they started thrashing us and also damaged mirrors of our truck,” he said.

Aabid said somehow they managed to contact the police, who reached the spot, but till then the attackers had left the spot.

The driver and the cleaner urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter and take strict action against the involved persons.

It is to mention here that a few days ago a driver and a cleaner from Badgam district of IIOJK were beaten by some unknown persons in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh for allegedly having written “Islam Zindabad” on their vehicle.—KMS

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