Bajrang Dal workers attack two aged women

Bajrang Dal workers on Thursday attacked two aged women and burnt their two tents at APMC market alleging that the women were selling beef food. The victims were identified as Khamarunnisa (79) and Shamshad (70) of Balegadde. The women have been selling non-vegetarian food in tents for the last 40 years and leading their lives. But on Thursday, around 8 Bajrang Dal workers are said to have attacked the women alleging that they had been preparing beef food. The saffron workers burnt their tents as well. They also poured the hot sambar on the women and warned of burning them if they continue their business there.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Market
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Market perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0 :FIR was filed (under the IPC sections 143, 147, 148, 149, 323, 354, 427, 436 and 504) only on the next day.
Details of the FIR

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Investigating agency State police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :FIR was filed (under the IPC sections 143, 147, 148, 149, 323, 354, 427, 436 and 504) only on the next day. Current status
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Main Information
Date of incident: January 31, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Demolition/Attack on property
  • Causal factors
  • Alleged sale / consumption of other Non-Vegetarian diet
  • Name of the victim : Kamarunnisa, Shamshad
    Name of Perpetrator Karthik (24), Deepu (21), Prathap (29) and Raghu (20)
    State Karnataka
    District/City Hassan
    Party In Power / Incidents INC - Indian National Congress
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