A 25-year-old Muslim youth, Mohammad Ajjan Imran, thrashed by a Hindu mob from village Gangti in Nawada district in Bihar, succumbed to injuries on Thursday, leaving behind four children.
The assailants brutally beat the resident of Sudanpur village to death following they accused him of stealing a battery from a tractor. Sudanpur village is hardly two kilometers away from Gangti village.
Imran succumbed to injuries while he was in primary health care (PHC) in the locality for treatment.
The incident took place between 1 am to 2 am on Thursday, Jamil Akhtar, father of Imran told Maktoob over the phone.
“He (Imran) had gone to ask for the borrowed money of wielding,” says Akthar. “They took my son to his house, accused him of battery theft, and beat him badly. They even hammered nails into his body while trying to mutilate him.”
Akhtar who lost his son and the sole breadwinner of the family said that the men had also tied his son’s limbs while thrashing.
Although police shifted him to a hospital, Imran died the next morning.
He also denied the accusation of theft and demanded strong action against culprits.
At least ten persons were arrested from in Nawada district till Thursday, DSP Sanjay Prasad said to Maktoob. The questions of hate crime went unanswered.
Father’s complaint, accessed by Maktoob, names Suresh, Pradeep Kumar, and Sandeep Kumar — father and two sons — as the main accused of the incident.
A local media also reported that Imran’s family told police that a man named Sandeep Kumae and his associates are behind the murder of 25-year-old youth.
The cop said that the body has been handed over to the family after post-mortem and the raids are going on to nab more suspected men in the group.
Circle Officer Narendra Kumar told a local journalist that Imran’s family was given 20 thousand rupees under the Chief Minister’s Family Benefit Programme.