Two young girls beat up an Iranian cleric after he scolded them to cover up.
This incident is uncommon in the country. Most reports are of women being beaten when their clothing is considered inapproriate.
Cleric Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti told an Iranian news agency that he approached the two girls while walking to a mosque.
He claims he asked the girls to cover up in a polite manner.
According to CNN, the girls told him to cover his eyes which he found insulting. He asked them again to cover up, but this time the girls fought back.
“She pushed me and I fell to the ground on my back. From that point on, I don’t know what happened. I was just feeling the kicks of the woman who was beating me up and insulting me,” he said.
The cleric was hospitalized for three days, but he did not say what injuries he suffered.
The names of the young girls have not been released. The cleric did not file a report of the incident.