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Two Muslim men burnt to death in Haryana, “Bajrang Dal killed them,” says family

Two Muslim men were allegedly kidnapped, lynched, and set ablaze by a Hindutva mob in Haryana’s Bhiwani district on Thursday. The men were identified as Junaid and Nasir, residents of Gopalgarh village in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur.

The incident happened 100 kilometers away from their village, and the Hindutva group had accused the deceased Muslim men of cow smuggling.

They had been missing for two days, according to family members who spoke to Maktoob.

The family members also said that they were killed by members of the Hindutva outfit Bajrang Dal, and that Bajrang Dal leader Monu Manesar was behind the gruesome killing.

A family member told Maktoob that Monu Manesar and his group, Bajrang Dal, had abducted Junaid and Nasir from the forests of Piruka and taken them to Barwas village in Bhiwani, where they were burned alive.

Bharatpur IG, Gaurav Srivastava said to media that a vehicle was found burnt in Bhiwani district of Haryana. He further stated that the vehicle which consisted of “dead bodies belonging to the two cow smugglers.”

Srivastava further said that the Gopalgarh SHO is present at the seen to look into the matter. 

A case has been registered and further investigations are underway, police said.

The FIR names Bajrang Dal leaders Monu Maneshar, Lokesh, Rinku Saini and Srikant and the charges are kidnapping and beating Junaid and Nasir.

(More to follow)


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