Bantwal, Mar 21: A group of miscreants, said to be the activists of saffron outfits allegedly thrashed two youths from Muslim community after a group girls hired their auto rickshaw for temple visit at Karinja in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada.
The incident took place on Monday evening, when auto drivers Irfan and Nazim took five girls including two Hindus, for a stroll at the Karinja Temple.
Police said the girls were attending tuitions every day in Madanthyar and auto driver Irfan used to ferry them to and fro. However, on Monday, he went along with girls to the temple premises along with one of his driver friends.
After reaching temple premises, they were clicking selfies and immoral policing wing of the saffron groups noticed it. They questioned and thrashed them. Then they took the victims including girls to Punjalakatte police station.
Police said they have booked Indian Penal Code 109 case against saffron chauvinists as victims did not come forward to lodge a complaint.