Bengaluru

Gravedigger assaulted

The victim, Rizwan Shariff, 24, was found semiconscious at the graveyard

A gravedigger was assaulted allegedly by the family of a minor girl with whom he had eloped a year ago.

The victim, Rizwan Shariff, 24, was found semiconscious at the graveyard on Saturday night with broken legs.

In his complaint, Rizwan told the police that he had eloped with a minor girl last year and based on a complaint, he was arrested and remanded to judicial custody.

A few days ago, Rizwan came out on bail. The victim was married off to another man. But the girl’s family allegedly nurtured a grudge against him and asked him to vacate the area. On Saturday, the girl’s family allegedly confronted Rizwan, dragged him to the graveyard, and assaulted him.

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