A 23-year-old Muslim woman Arshi who runs a tea store, was brutally assaulted by a Hindu fringe group ‘Hindu Jagran Manch’ in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
In accordance with International Business Times, friends of Arshi stated that she was attacked as she attracted more customers than the confectionary store, which didn’t go down well with the rival shop owner.
The rival store proprietor began to harass her and demanded cash for their losses, her friends said.
“She started the tea store around two months ago. She quickly upgraded her store as per customers’ needs and paid special attention to cleanliness, and the variety of customers at her store began growing,” one of her friends told IBTimes.
She has received critical injuries on her head and is undergoing treatment at the district government hospital.
Sachin Sirohi, city president of Hindu Jagran Manch told reporters that the miscreants visit Arshi’s shop and local have raised complaints about it in the past.
However, police registered an FIR against Arshi on charges of assault and against three of her friends for an alleged attempt to rape by the women of the rival aspect.
After the incident became news, the Meerut Police in a tweet claimed an FIR of an attempt to murder and other relevant section is being registered based on the complaint of family of Arshi at Dehli Gate Police Station.