Soon after Hindutva hate speech, 19-year-old Muslim man killed in Karnataka

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Two Muslim youth Sameer (19) and Shamseer (21) from Nargund in Karnataka’s Gadag district were brutally attacked by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) members on Monday evening. 19-year-old Sameer succumbed to injuries on Tuesday morning at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) hospital in Hubli. Shamseer is still in critical condition.

Hussain, a local resident told Maktoob that the RSS men stabbed Sameer’s chest with a knife. They also attacked Sahmseer with a deadly weapon.

Hussain also said that this deadly attack against Muslim men happened soon after a gathering organised by Bajrang Dal on Monday in Naragund where slogans were raised against Muslims. Videos showed Naragund Taluk’s former secretary Sanju Nalvade is delivering a genocidal speech against Muslims. He was speaking in the presence of police officers.

Both Sameer and Shamseer were returning home, Hussain said.

A CCTV footage showed the men who were waiting at Naragunda State Bank near Sangarwara, stopped the bike of Sameer and Shamseer and attacked them with deadly weapons.Following an FIR has been lodged at Naragund police station, four men belonging to Bajrang Dal and RSS have been arrested. Details of the deceased are unknown. We will update the story once we get the story. Phone calls to the police station went unanswered.

(More details awaited)

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