Migrant worker assaulted by ambulance driver in UP

On 17th May 2020, Mohammed Majid Ansari reached Kanpur along 4 other migrant workers. They all were travelling on foot without food and water. They were stopped at a police check post and were asked where they were travelling to. So they answered it accordingly, and they were allowed to travel. After walking for a short distance an ambulance approached them, and they were told that they would be taken for check up for Covid-19. So they all got on the ambulance. After 30 minutes of their ride the ambulance stopped, and they were asked to show their Aadhaar cards. Everyone showed their Aadhaar card and 4 other workers were returned their cards but Majid was denied. Driver and his aid started hitting Majid alleging him to be spreading Covid-19 since he was a Muslim. Then he was choked with a cloth, but he broke the window during the assault and fled from the scene. He then called his brother Sajid Ansari in Mandu, Jharkhand, and he reported the incident to the police there but police took no action citing that it was not under their jurisdiction. Majid reached Lucknow on foot and there he was helped by the police to board a bus to Bihar border. And from there he reached his home.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Farm/forest
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Farm/forest Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :Police didn't take any action citing jurisdictional issues Current status Not known
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Main Information
Date of incident: May 17, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Mohammed Majid Ansari
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Kanpur
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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