New Delhi, October 16 (KMS): Amid the ongoing attacks on the Muslim community, a Muslim identified as 50-year-old Dawood Ali Tyagi was attacked by a Hindu mob in Vinaipur in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district. The incident took place last month, but reported by the media on Sunday.
According to the report, Around 20 men reportedly charged at Tyagi with sticks and sharp objects late at night, inflicting fatal injuries upon him. Four arrests have been made in the case so far and investigation is ongoing.
However, Tyagi’s family claims that the attack was not random and that it was, in fact, a targeted crime aimed at instilling fear in Muslims. The police claim otherwise.
Tyagi, a farmer, lived in Vinaipur with his wife and daughter while his three sons live study in Delhi.
“My father was sat on the porch of the house chatting with our relatives. At around 10 pm, a group of 22 men on about seven or eight bikes arrived,” his son told the media. Then, he was attacked with sharp weapons; chain sockets latched onto sticks, They attacked my father on his head and he also suffered three separate injuries on his hand. They fired on my cousins too, however, since they were much younger, my cousins escaped.”
“As they attacked him, they were raising the slogan of ‘Jai Shri Ram’,” Shahrukh said.
After the attack, Tyagi was taken to the Family Health Hospital in Meerut for treatment. However, in the wee hours of the morning, he succumbed to his injuries.
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