Lucknow, October 25, 2023: As per media, a 25-year-old Muslim youth was beaten to death by an angry mob in a Hapur village on Tuesday.
According to the news published in The Hindu, the incident occurred on Tuesday night after the motorbike of the victim, Irshad Mohammad, hit a man, who was participating in Dusshera celebrations in Hapur district’s Luhari village.
The accident led to a verbal row which soon escalated to violence after a group of people beat up Mr. Mohammad. After the assault, Mr. Mohammad was rushed to the local public health centre where doctors declared him as ‘dead on arrival’.
“We have arrested two people, and teams have been formed to nab the four other accused named in the First Information Report (FIR). We are keeping a close vigil in the area. After the incident, a PAC has also been deployed along with the additional district police to control the situation. The FIR is lodged at the Bahadurgarh police station under sections 302 (murder), 148 (armed with deadly weapon) and a few other sections,” Additional Superintendent of Police Raj Kumar told The press.
In the aftermath of the killing, tempers are high in the area, and the district administration has been forced to depute additional forces, including a battalion of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) to control any potential communal flare-ups.