By Jayprakash S Naidu

Chhattisgarh Police had registered a case of attempted murder and culpable homicide in the case after Sadam Qureshi (inset)’s relative received a frantic call from the trio. (Express Photo)

Saddam Qureshi, who was among three people allegedly attacked by a mob in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur while they were transporting cattle, died in hospital Tuesday after battling for his life for 10 days. The two others with him died on June 7 – the day of the alleged attack.

No arrests have been made in the case so far, police said.

Qureshi and his cousin Chand Miya Khan (23), both from Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district, and Guddu Khan (35) from Shamli district, were transporting cattle when they were allegedly chased by a mob in Raipur on June 7. Later that day, the three were found lying on rocks below a bridge – Qureshi severely injured and the other two dead.

Initially, police had suggested that the three men had fallen or jumped off the bridge. However, their family members alleged that they were lynched.

Chhattisgarh Police registered a case of attempted murder and culpable homicide in the case after Qureshi’s relative Shoaib said he had received a frantic call from him while the three were being assaulted.

“Qureshi was a helper. He called and kept the phone in his pocket. He was screaming that his hand and leg were broken. He was pleading, ‘bhaiya paani pila do ek ghoot. Maro mat bas paani pila do (give me a sip of water, please don’t beat me)’,” Shoaib had said. “We could also hear some men ask him, ‘kahan se laaye ho… chodenge nahi (where did you bring it from… we will not spare you)’.”

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