A Muslim Teenager Stabbed To Death In The Name Of Beef
Chandigarh: A mob styling as cow protectors have stabbed a teenage Muslim boy to death and seriously injured several others after alleging that they were carrying beef. This ghastly incident occurred in a local train in Haryana on Thursday.
A Hindustan Times report has identified the deceased as Hafiz Junaid. The police have arrested one suspect on Friday. The accused who was arrested has confessed committing the crime.
About 20 persons boarded Mathura bound train in which a Muslim family was travelling. They picked up argument which turned communal. They called the family beef-eaters and hence anti-national. They did not stop with the vulgar language. They threw the skull caps on the heads of the Muslims to the ground and caught hold of their beards insulting them. They were evidently under the influence of alcohol. See Also: Is Vizag Becoming A Hotbed Of Corruption?
Haryana DGP BS Sandhu has a different story to narrate. He said there was no heated argument on communal lines. There was a clash between two groups and one parson was killed. One accused was arrested and everything is under control, said Sandhu. Another victim Mohsin,18, said everything was happening at Vallabhgarh station before the very eyes of the Railway Protection Force. “We called the police and also rang up emergency number. But there was no response,” said Mohsin. When his brother was stabbed, Mohsin called an ambulance. But he said nobody responded. Junaid was a student of Islamic studies in Surat. His elder brother Hashim also was studying at Surat. Junaid’ elder brother Shakir was also stabbed and was admitted to AIIMS.
According to Times of India, Union Information & Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has condemned the incident saying, “Nobody should take law into their hands. Even if there were a rumour, no one has the right to do this. The agencies should look into this and find out the persons behind the incident. See Also: Meira Kumar Thanks Sonia, Other Opposition Leaders