Three students of a madrassa were beaten up in Delhi on Saturday, allegedly by a group of men who tried to force them to chant a slogan.

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One of the students, an 18-year-old, has a broken arm.

The police say there are “inconsistencies” in the statement of the young men, who say they were beaten when they had taken a break at a park near the madrassa.

The three students reportedly called up the police control room on Saturday evening.

When policemen reached the spot, the students said they were beaten up with sticks.

The police say the teen whose arm was fractured said in his statement that he was asked to chant “Jai Mata di”.

After the police recorded his second statement, they reportedly learnt that the student had told others he and his friends were asked to chant “Bharat Mata ki Jai” – a slogan that has been at the centre of a political controversy.

The teen has, however, not reported this to the police.

The police registered a case yesterday and say they are verifying details.