Boy set ablaze for refusal to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

A 15-year-old Muslim boy was set on fire by four people in Chandauli district when the boy refused to chant “Jai Shri Ram”. The incident took place on Sunday night and the boy has been admitted in Kabir Chaura hospital in Varanasi. The condition of the boy with 60 per cent burns is said to be critical. “I was walking on Dudhari bridge when four men kidnapped me. Two of them tied my hand and third one started pouring kerosene. After which they set me on fire and ran away,” he said.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed No
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Date of incident: July 28, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Number of people Killed 1
    No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Khalid Ansari
    Name of Perpetrator Undisclosed
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Chandauli
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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