Humiliated Tablighi Member Commits Suicide

5 April 2020: Dilshad Muhamud , a resident of Una district in Himachal Pradesh committed suicide after being taunted by his village fellow men for coming in contact with two Tablighi Jamaat members. The villagers of Banagarh accused Dilshad of being the main cause of spreading novel coronavirus even after being tested negative by the local hospital. He was both socially and economically boycotted which mentally disturbed him, post which he committed suicide. Dilshad’s wife said that despite the fact that her husband tested negative for coronavirus, some villagers were out to demonise the family. They had also stopped taking milk from their family, which was their only source of income. She maintained that her husband had never visited Delhi and had stayed at home, but was still harassed, The Tribune reported.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Private Residence Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
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Investigating agency Local Police of Una, Himachal Pradesh Victim's lawyer
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Date of incident: April 05, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Economic boycott
  • Harassment
  • Social boycott
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Number of people Killed 1
    Name of the victim : Dilshad Muhamud
    Name of Perpetrator Villagers
    State Himachal Pradesh
    District/City Una
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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