Mob kills two Muslim men over suspected cow theft

Two Muslim men, Reazuddin and Abu hanifa were beaten to death by stick-weilding Indian villagers who suspected them of stealing cows, police said on Monday. Police in Nagaon district said they had registered a murder case over the deaths of Abu Hanifa and Riyazuddin Ali on Sunday. Two suspects have been detained for questioning. The Human Rights Watch report says that since the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party formed India's federal government in 2014, attacks against Muslims and Dalits (formerly known as untouchables) have risen over rumours that they sold, bought or killed cows for beef.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed Yes :On 30.04.2017, an FIR was lodged by one Sri Brajan Nath against the two deceased boys alleging them of being cow thieves
Details of the FIR

On 30.04.2017 FIR at Hoibargaon Police Outpost, against the persons whose faces could be recognised in the video footage, under section 341/302/34 IPC bearing Nagaon Sadar P.S. case no. 1070/2017. Later on, sections 147/14

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Charges filed against the vicitm Current status Chargesheet filed
Charges Filed Other details 10 accused arrested
judgement Reference other information Gau rakshad Dal allegedly instigated by District SP
Civil society reports

Lynching Without End (2016), by Citizens Against Hate group

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Main Information
Date of incident: April 30, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Reazuddin, Abu hanifa
    Name of Perpetrator Gau Rakshak Dal
    State Assam
    District/City Nagaon
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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