80-year-old Muslim Man Lynched By A Mob and Burnt

Bihar’s Sitamarhi witnessed clashes between two groups after a Durga Puja procession was not allowed to pass through a particular area, resulting in the death of one person. The mob then dragged Ansari, assaulted him brutally and burnt him alive at the spot. On 20 October, a Durga Puja procession was denied entry through a Muslim-dominated area in Bihar’s Sitamarhi. According to the local police officials, a prior warning had been issued to avoid any clashes.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Market
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Market perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Other Was cross FIR filed No
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Date of incident: October 20, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Zainul Ansari
    Name of Perpetrator Unknown
    State Bihar
    District/City Sitamarhi
    Party In Power / Incidents JDU - Janata Dal (United)
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