Inter-religious relationship; a Muslim killed

Villagers in Jharkhand’s Gumla district allegedly tied a 20-year-old Muslim man to a tree and thrashed him for hours for being in love with a Hindu woman, leading to his death, police said. The man – identified as Mohammad Shalik, a resident of Raza Colony in Gumla town – was allegedly in a relationship with a Hindu woman of a nearby village, Soso, for more than a year, sources said. A group of neighbours saw Shalik and surrounded him, tied him to a tree and assaulted him for hours, the woman was quoted as saying by police. He succumbed to his injuries on Thursday. Police said they arrested three people and lodged an FIR against unnamed people

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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 Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Was cross FIR filed 0
Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :Police said they arrested three people and lodged an FIR against unnamed people Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Other details
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Main Information
Date of incident: April 07, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Inter-community marriage / elopement
  • Name of the victim : Mohammed Shalik
    Name of Perpetrator Girls Neighbours
    State Jharkhand
    District/City Gumla
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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