Hyderabad, Dec. 6 -- A software engineer and his friend were arrested in connection with the assault of an elderly visually impaired man Muslim man in Koppal, Karnataka, on November 25.

The two accused - Sagar Shetty Kalki, who is the engineer, and Narasappa Danakayar - attacked 65-year-old Hussainsab while the senior citizen was standing for an autorickshawto return home. Both are residents of Gangavathi town in Koppal.

According to police, the two accused were drunk. They offered Hussainsab a ride back home, to which the old man agreed.

Later, the two started assaulting Hussainsab. They tried to cut his beard with a glass piece. When they could not do so, they burnt it and forced him to chant Jai Shri Ram.

Hussainsab lives in a smal...