Armed group of men kill Muslim man in Nuh; six arrested, eight booked

Family claims case of mob lynching; police denies

Armed group of men kill Muslim man in Nuh; six arrested, eight booked

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Tribune News Service
Gurugram, May 17

A 30-year-old Muslim man was allegedly killed and two others were allegedly wounded in an attack by a group of armed men, police said.

Asif Khan of Nuh’s Kheda Khalilpur and his two cousins were allegedly followed by at least 15 men on motorcycles and beaten near a plywood factory in Nuh’s Atta village, police sources said. His cousins managed to escape, but Khan, a gym trainer, was taken to the outskirts of Sohna and allegedly killed, the sources said.

Khan’s family claims that the men made Khan say ‘Jai Shree Ram’, and abused him with religious slurs---a pattern observed in several cases of mob lynching in India.  

Police claim they’ve arrested six people and booked eight others for murder. The arrests came after Khan’s family and villagers held protests on Sohna highway.

Police claim there were no religious connotations to the crime, instead calling it a case of “personal enmity.

 “The family has not even once mentioned anything about chanting in its complaint, nor have they told police about it,” Nuh’s Superintendent Narender Bijarnia said. “The two groups fought in the past and have filed police complaints against each other.”

 

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