Ramadan 2016: Elderly Hindu man beaten up in Pakistan for eating during Muslim holy month

An elderly Hindu man has been beaten by a constable in Pakistan for reportedly eating and selling food during Ramadan, the month considered holy by Muslims.

The victim, identified as Gokal Das, was reportedly eating biryani in public at around 6pm local time. The food was given to him as charity, reports the Express Tribune.

Conflicting reports say he is thought to be aged between 82 and 90.