Farmer assaulted in the name of spreading Corona

Khaleel, a resident of Bijnor, was going to his farm on a tractor. His farm is near Tibri village of Bijnor district in Uttarpradesh where his tractor got stuck in a drain. He asked people for help take the tractor out of the drain. Nobody came for his help and after some time he was beaten by a group of people during which his ear was bruised. Khaleel informed that he was beaten saying that he was spreading the Coronavirus. He also mentioned that he was abused both verbally and physically.

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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 Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
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Role of police Need confirmation Current status Under investigation
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Main Information
Date of incident: April 20, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Hate Speech / Slander
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Khaleel
    Name of Perpetrator Undisclosed
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Bijnor
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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