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Nuh: Elderly Muslim man dies after midnight police raid, family point to ‘police action’

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Jabbar Khan, a 52-year-old Muslim man has died after a midnight raid on his house in Singar village in connection with the violence in Haryana’s Nuh district. Khan’s family claimed that he died after being beaten up by the police, Newslaundry reported.

“We are poor people and won’t gain anything from it. We have already lost our father,” says Khan’s son Shahid, in response to why he chose not to file a complaint.

Bichhor Station House Officer Malkhan Singh said Khan had died due to “shock” and not because of any police action, Newslaundry reported. Asked about a postmortem, he said no complaint was filed.

Khan’s body was buried hours after the raid on August 2.

Khan is survived by his wife, a daughter, and eight sons.

The raid was conducted in relation to an FIR that had been lodged at Bichhor police station by sub-inspector Rajbir Singh on August 1. The FIR was filed against unidentified persons under multiple IPC sections, and provisions of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property and Arms Acts.

More than 100 FIRs have been filed against Muslim residents including minors in parts of Haryana after the recent violence.

Krishan Kumar, Nuh police public relations officer, said Kumar said to the news website that the most of the searches are carried out at night. 

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