National

Jharkhand mob lynching: Rahul, says Incident a 'blot on humanity'

ANI | June 25, 2019 09:44 PM
Congress president Rahul Gandhi (File photo)

New Delhi [India], June 25 (ANI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday tore into the BJP in wake of alleged mob lynching of 22-year-old Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand and dubbed the incident as a "blot on humanity".

"The brutal lynching of this young man by a mob in Jharkhand is a blot on humanity. The cruelty of the police who held this dying boy in custody for 4 days is shocking as is the silence of powerful voices in the BJP ruled Central & State Govts. #IndiaAgainstLynchTerror" he tweeted

Ansari was attacked by a mob in Kharsawan district of Jharkhand on the suspicion of theft on June 18. He was beaten up mercilessly for hours before being handed over to the police. He succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital on June 22.

He was first admitted to Sadar hospital yesterday morning and then referred to Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur.

Tabrez's family has alleged that the attack was communal and that he was made to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' and 'Jai Hanuman'.

"Some locals thrashed Tabrez and later gave him over to the police. He was held on suspicion of theft but it was a communal attack. He was beaten because he had a Muslim name. They made him chant 'Jai Shri Ram' and 'Jai Hanuman' again and again," Tabrez's relative Maqsood Alam told ANI.

He further claimed that the family was not allowed to meet him at the hospital.

"We have the video of the incident. I demand the culprits should be arrested," Alam added.

"We want action against the police personnel who were on duty at that time," another relative said.

An FIR has been registered and further investigation is underway, police said. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Won’t tolerate indiscipline, says Capt Amarinder on reports of resentment against Sidhu’s re-appointment as STF chief
Won’t tolerate indiscipline, says Capt Amarinder on reports of resentment against Sidhu’s re-appointment as STF chief
Proclaimed offender arrested, booked for disobeying court order
Proclaimed offender arrested, booked for disobeying court order
Man arrested with stolen motor cycle
Man arrested with stolen motor cycle
Ten-year term for intoxicant powder smuggling
Ten-year term for intoxicant powder smuggling
DDPO fails to remove encroachment in five villages
DDPO fails to remove encroachment in five villages
Firing on farmer, no break through even after twelve weeks
 Sonbhadra firing case: Mayawati directs BSP Assembly members to provide all possible aid to victims
Sonbhadra firing case: Mayawati directs BSP Assembly members to provide all possible aid to victims
Dhoni has no plans to retire as of now, says friend and business partner Arun Pandey
Dhoni has no plans to retire as of now, says friend and business partner Arun Pandey
'We are not a suitcase-carrying govt': Nirmala Sitharaman
'We are not a suitcase-carrying govt': Nirmala Sitharaman
Russo Brothers to adapt 'Grimjack' and 'Battle of the Planets'
Russo Brothers to adapt 'Grimjack' and 'Battle of the Planets'
Algeria defeat Senegal, win Africa Cup of Nations
Algeria defeat Senegal, win Africa Cup of Nations
TMC delegation on its way to Sonbhadra stopped at Varanasi airport, prevented from meeting victims' kin
TMC delegation on its way to Sonbhadra stopped at Varanasi airport, prevented from meeting victims' kin