A Muslim man, Naseeb Qureshi (47), was beaten to death by a group of Hindu nationalists in Chhapra, Bihar on Tuesday. The assailants claimed that the Muslim man was carrying beef.
The incident took place in Rasulpur of Chhapra, and the deceased was from the Hasanpura area of Siwan.
Firoz Qureshi, who was with Naseeb Qureshi at the time, said to Maktoob that they were on their way home when they were attacked by a group of 10-15 people, including the sarpanch of Jogia village. Naseeb Qureshi was brutally beaten with sticks and sharp weapons, and Firoz managed to escape and went to the police station to ask about his uncle’s whereabouts. However, he was misbehaved with and asked to leave the police station. Later, he found out that his uncle’s body was in Daroda Hospital, which was later referred to Siwan Sadar Hospital.Naseeb Qureshi died on the way to Patna.
Firoz said he visited the police station to inquire about his uncle’s location. “However, the behavior of the authorities was inappropriate, and they asked me to leave,” he said.
“When I asked again, I was subjected to verbal abuse, including a threatening comment: “Those individuals did not harm you; you deserve to be harmed’,” Firoz Qureshi said to Maktoob.
Three accused, Sushil Singh, Ravi Shah, and Ujjwal Sharma, residents of Jogia of Rasulpur, have been arrested in this case. The police have registered a case under Section 302/379/34 I.P.V. against the accused.
In a press release dated 08.03.2023, Saran Police announced the arrests of the accused and stated that raids are on against the remaining accused.