A man belonging to the Hindu religion was reportedly savagely beaten up by his wife’s brother for allegedly refusing to convert his religion to Christianity after his marriage.

Midhun Krishnan, 26, belonging to the Dalit community, was allegedly brutally thrashed by his wife Deepthi's brother, Danish, a doctor by profession, in Kerala, India on Sunday, Oct. 31, just two days after the couple got married against their family's wishes, News18 reported.

After Deepthi eloped with Krishnan and got married at a temple on Friday, Oct. 29, the girl's father lodged a complaint at their local police station stating that his daughter was missing. Following this, the authorities tracked down the couple and brought them to the station. At the station, Deepthi's father asked the daughter to come back with him and promised to allow them to get married according to local traditions.

The following day, Deepthi's father and brother met Krishnan's family at their home and later went to a church to discuss holding their wedding there. When the couple arrived at the church, however, Danish asked Krishnan to convert to Christianity. When he refused, Danish asked Krishnan to leave Deepthi and offered him money to do so. However, Krishnan rejected the offer, according to The New Indian Express.

A few hours later, the couple went to Deepthi's home to meet her mother. Deepthi’s mother reportedly opened a litany of disapproving statements which infuriated Krishnan's friends, who were accompanying the couple. The group reportedly reacted and spoke inappropriately to the wife’s mother, which provoked the attack, according to police officials.

The police said it is the version of the couple and Krishnan's family that they were invited to the residence and were beaten up for not converting to Christianity.

According to Krishnan’s mother, the victim received injuries on his neck, spine, and head in the attack and was admitted to the Government Medical College hospital. She said that the police did not act on their complaint. However, the officers denied the allegation and said that a First Information Report (FIR) under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, was lodged the same day the complaint was received.

The officers said that an investigation has been opened and a manhunt launched to nab the accused who remains at large following the violent incident.

A man belonging to the Hindu religion was reportedly beaten up by his wife’s brother for allegedly refusing to change his religion to Christianity. This is a representational image. Pixabay

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