A Muslim man in Assam was abused and assaulted by a mob for allegedly selling beef, according to a report by The Hindu.

Reports further stated that the mob also forced him to eat pork after the assault.

The incident came to light when a video in this regard started doing the rounds on social media. 

The man in the video has been identified as 68-year-old Shaukat Ali, who runs a meet shop in the Biswanath district of Assam.

Reports suggest that apparently Ali had been repeatedly warned by locals not to sell beef in the market. The incident took place when a group of locals went to inspect his shop.

According to police, an FIR has been filed against the miscreants based on two separate complaints and an investigation is underway.