Muslim boy, 15, is set on fire for refusing to chant Hindu slogans
- A muslin teenager claims to have been set on fire after refusing to say Hindu singing
- He was left in a critical condition with 60 percent burns to his body, reports say
- Chandauli police treat incident as suspicious, claiming he set himself on fire
- In June Muslim Tabrez Ansari was captured by villagers in Dhatkidih
- The locals defeated Ansari and forced him to & # 39; Jai Shri Ram & # 39; and & # 39; Jai Hanuman & # 39; to sing
- He died later in the hospital
A Muslim boy in India claims that he was set on fire because he refused the Hindu slogan & # 39; Jai Shri Ram & # 39; to chant.
The 15-year-old teenager said he was captured by four men in the Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh.
He refused to say the hymn, which roughly translates as & # 39; Greetings Lord Ram & # 39 ;, a Hindu god, on religious grounds.
& # 39; I was walking across the Dudhari bridge when four men abducted me. Two of them tied my hand and the third started pouring kerosene. After which they set fire to me and ran away, & said the boy (stock of Dudhari area)
The men were said to have poured kerosene over him and set him on fire, leaving him in a critical condition with 60 percent burns on his body, Outlook India reported.
& # 39; I was walking across the Dudhari bridge when four men abducted me. Two of them tied my hand and the third started pouring kerosene. After which they set fire to me and ran away, & the boy said.
The Chandauli police, however, treat the incident as suspicious and have reportedly claimed that the boy set himself on fire.
& # 39; He has been admitted to a hospital with 45 percent burns, & # 39; told Chandauli chief police inspector Kumar Singh to ANI news agency.
According to the officer, the boy gave different explanations to different people and it seemed & # 39; suspicious & # 39 ;.
He also claimed that witnesses said that the 15-year-old had set himself on fire.
However, the Chandauli police treat the incident as suspicious and have reportedly claimed that the boy set himself on fire (stock)
This would not be the first time that people in India are being attacked for refusing & # 39; Jai Shri Ram & # 39; to chant.
A young Muslim accused of theft died in India in June after a crowd forced him to recite Hindu religious hymns and for hours he & # 39; mercilessly & # 39; hit.
Tabrez Ansari, 22, died in police custody on Saturday, four days after his trial by Dhatkidih villagers in the eastern state of Jharkand, who accused him of entering a house with two other men and stealing a motorcycle.
The other two suspects have reportedly escaped, but the locals caught Ansari and forced him to & # 39; Jai Shri Ram & # 39; and & # 39; Jai Hanuman & # 39; to sing – & # 39; Hail Lord Rama & # 39; and & # 39; Hail Hanuman & # 39 ;.
Video of the incident on Tuesday, June 18, shows Ansari tied to a tree, begging for mercy.
& # 39; Let's assume he was caught stealing, but tying him up and beating him for hours and then asking him to chant Jai Shri Ram is shocking, & # 39; Ansari & Uncle Maqsood Alam said to Indian Express.
& # 39; His mistake was that he was a Muslim, otherwise he would have been alive. & # 39;
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