Muslim man is killed during a & # 39; ruthless & # 39; punishment in India by a crowd that forced him to sing hymns for Hindu gods
- Tabrez Ansari was captured by villagers in Dhatkidih for an alleged burglary
- Video shows how they beat the 22-year-old newlywed welder and tie him to a tree
- He was taken days later from the custody of the police to the hospital, but died en route
A young Muslim man accused of theft died in India after a crowd forced him to recite Hindu religious hymns and for hours he & # 39; mercilessly & # 39; to hit.
Tabrez Ansari, 22, died in police custody on Saturday, four days after his trial in the hands of Dhatkidih villagers in the eastern state of Jharkand, who accused him of breaking into a house with two other men and stealing a motorcycle.
The other two suspects reportedly escaped, but the locals caught Ansari and forced him to & # 39; Jai Shri Ram & # 39; and & # 39; Jai Hanuman & # 39; – & # 39; Greetings Rama & # 39; and & # 39; Greetings Hanuman & # 39; – to sing.
A man beats Tabrez Ansari, 22, after Dhatkidih villagers seized hin in the Indian state of Jharkand for allegedly stealing a motorcycle
Video of the incident on Tuesday, June 18, shows Ansari tied to a tree, begging for mercy.
& # 39; Let's assume he was caught for theft, but tie him up and beat him for hours and then ask 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;
On Sunday, a local man, Pappu Mandal, was arrested after Ansari & # 39; s widow Shaista Parveen filed a complaint against him and nine others.
The couple was not married until April. & # 39; Ansari & # 39; s parents are dead. Now he is dead too. What will she do, & said a family member from Parveen.
Social worker Aurangzeb Ansari said the dead man had worked as a welder in the western city of Pune and had only returned to the neighborhood to get new identity documents before the newlyweds settled there.
Tabrez Ansari, 22, is tied to a tree after being beaten for hours by villagers in Dhatkidih
Villagers eventually handed him over to the police on Wednesday morning and told him that he had injured himself by jumping from the roof of the house of Kamal Mahto, whose men were reportedly burgled on Monday night.
Officers at Saraikela police station said that Ansari did not accuse the crowd of attacking him while he was in custody, and only heard it when his family showed them videos.
Ansari was quickly taken to Sadar Hospital on Saturday and then to Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur, after complaining that he wasn't feeling well.
But he was declared dead on arrival at the second hospital.
Anothe rvideo syill shows Tabrez Ansari, 22, clutching his chest while a man beats him in revenge for allegedly stealing a motorcycle
Alam said he had been called to the hospital in Sadar, where an ECG test showed that he still had a pulse, but died while being transferred to the second hospital – a doctor's claim denies he was dead when he was first hospital.
Doctors said a post-mortem examination would be needed to determine the cause of Ansari's death, but speculated that a & # 39; heart attack or blockage & # 39; was possibly responsible.
Deputy Commissioner Chaavi Ranjan said he had ordered an investigation.
& # 39; When we got there, our officer said he was breathing and taken to another hospital … We have ordered an investigation and will find out if there are any of the police or doctors. & # 39;
& # 39; All perpetrators will be booked and the court will prevail & # 39 ;, Ranjan insisted, adding that officers should have acted earlier.
At the weekend, the US Department of Foreign Affairs issued a report that was critical of sectarian mass violence against the Muslim minority in India.
& # 39; Representation of interests by violent extremist groups against minorities, in particular Muslims, continued throughout the year amid rumors that the victims had traded or killed cows for beef, & # 39; it said.
It claimed that the authorities & # 39; often protected perpetrators & # 39; and that incidents involved allegations of involvement of law enforcement personnel. & # 39;
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