West Bengal: Mob Assaults Muslim Youth in Birbhum, Several Arrested (Clarion India)

By Clarion India

NEW DELHI – A mob tied a Muslim youth with a pole and beat him mercilessly with bamboo sticks on the suspicion that the latter deliberately threw meat near a temple.

The incident occurred in Noapora Gaon, in West Bengal’s Birbhum District on Eid al-Adha day on June 17.

An FIR has been registered against unknown persons for the assault on Tufan Sekh (19), a resident of Melerdanga in the district. Reports reaching here said police have arrested 9-10 individuals whose identities have not been released yet.

“He (Tufan Sekh) was riding his bike with one of our family members (Talib Sekh), on his way to a relative’s house to distribute the sacrificial meat. A meat packet fell on the road from the main bag. My brother made a U-turn to retrieve it and was immediately surrounded by a mob. They accused him of deliberately throwing the meat in front of the Hindu temple to hurt their sentiments. This accusation makes no sense; if it had been his intention, he wouldn’t have returned to search the missing packet,” said Bilal Mohammad Sekh, elder brother of the victim.

This story was originally published in clarionindia.net. Read the full story here.

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