One of the members of Sri Ram Sene who was arrested for having vandalized the cart of a Muslim vendor Nabisaab Killedaar, filed a counter complaint against the latter.
The plaintiff, a right-wing Hindu activist named Mahaninga Aigali, accused Nabisaab. Aigali claims the vendor offered him watermelon and “spit on it” after making the offer.
“Four of us had gone to the temple on two bicycles. During this time, there was an argument between us and the coconut vendors. My friend Mylarappa, who was with me, went to eat watermelons. Meanwhile, he (Nabisaab) offered the watermelon by spitting in it,” Aigali claimed.
Aigali further states that when they questioned Nabisaab about his “actions”, the latter threatened to “cut them in half, just like the watermelon”.
He further stated that Nabisaab pushed his other friend Mylarappa and as a result he hit the cart and the watermelons fell.
The incident of Nabisaab’s cart being vandalized by Hindutva thieves has gone viral on social media. Seller help poured in for a distraught Nabisaab. The head of Janata Dal (secular) and ex-chief minister HD Kumaraswamy offered him a sum of Rs 10,000 as monetary compensation.
Shortly after, the men who destroyed the vendor’s cart were arrested by the police. They were held in custody until April 22 but were granted early bail on April 16. After their release, the men received garlands amid chants of Jai Shree Ram.