BJP Politician, 21 Others Charged for Beating Muslim Man to Death in India’s Uttar Pradesh

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BJP Politician, 21 Others Charged for Beating Muslim Man to Death in India’s Uttar Pradesh

BJP Politician, 21 Others Charged for Beating Muslim Man to Death in India’s Uttar Pradesh

India’s Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of the country. According to the 2011 census, Hindus constitute the largest religion in the state (79.73%)… 08.09.2022, Sputnik International

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An official complaint has been filed against a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and 21 other men for allegedly beating a Muslim man to death in Bhadohi city in Uttar Pradesh. The deceased was identified as Mustqueem, whose four children have been hospitalized. Ashok Kumar Jaiswal, a BJP member and local municipality chairperson, has been booked under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Criminal Code on Wednesday. Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Bharti said the accused that Jaiswal had been absconding since Wednesday, adding seven people have been detained so far in the case.According to a local media report, the incident was reported on Tuesday after Mustqueem’s goat barged inside a Hindu neighborhood home. Later that night, Jaiswal and dozens of others entered Mustqueem’s house and thrashed him to death while his four children — two sons and two daughters — suffered injuries. Meanwhile, tensions erupted between the Hindu and Muslim communities, additional security forces were deployed in the city on Wednesday.

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India’s Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of the country. According to the 2011 census, Hindus constitute the largest religion in the state (79.73%), followed by Muslims (19.26%).

An official complaint has been filed against a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and 21 other men for allegedly beating a Muslim man to death in Bhadohi city in Uttar Pradesh.

The deceased was identified as Mustqueem, whose four children had been hospitalized.

Ashok Kumar Jaiswal, a BJP member and local municipality chairperson, has been booked under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Criminal Code on Wednesday.

Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Bharti said the defendant that Jaiswal had been absconding since Wednesday, adding seven people have been detained so far in the case.

According to a local media report, the incident was reported on Tuesday after Mustqueem’s goat barged inside a Hindu neighborhood home.

Later that night, Jaiswal and dozens of others entered Mustqueem’s house and thrashed him to death while his four children — two sons and two daughters — suffered injuries.

Meanwhile, tensions erupted between the Hindu and Muslim communities, additional security forces were deployed in the city on Wednesday.

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