A Hindu girl and a Muslim boy, friends, both medical student, were badly beaten by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) men on Sunday evening on suspicion of Love Jihad when they were studying at the latter’s house in Medical Thana area of Meerut.

The two were later handed over to the police where the duo had to sit for several hours. The police later handed over the girl to her parents and the boy was also set free.

“The medical examination of both the boy and the girl was done though there has not been any complaint lodged so far,” said SP city Ranvijay Singh confirming that the duo was beaten up by some Hindu activists at the residence of the boy in Jagriti Vihar locality of Medical Thana area on Sunday evening.

An action could only be taken up if any complaint is lodged which so far has not been done by either the boy or the girl, told the SP adding that the police, however, is analysing the video and trying to identify those involved in thrashing.

The girl is a resident of Hapur while the boy hails from Kithore area of the district. Both are students of fourth year at the LLRM Medical College here and used to study together at the residence of the boy.

This came to the notice of a few BJP men and on Sunday evening they entered the house of the boy and thrashed the two badly. They were publicly insulted and later taken to the Medical College police station where they called media.

The duo was forced to spend several hours at the police station. The matter came to the notice of the senior officials and additional force was sent to control the situation.

However, commenting on the incident, Manish Kumar of the VHP charged the boy of Love Jihad adding that this was the bid to spoil the life of the girl.