Muslim boy lynched on suspicion of theft

A minor boy who was thrashed to death by a mob on suspicion of being a burglar in northwest Delhi was simply roaming in the area when people caught him and beat him up brutally, the victim”s family members claimed on Saturday. The police have registered a case and arrested six persons and a minor for thrashing the victim to death in Lal Bagh cluster area.The boy was allegedly beaten to death over suspicion of stealing from a house in the same neighbourhood. The deceased was the eldest among six siblings and his mother had died three years ago. His father Amjad (42) used to work as a plumber and had stopped working since the past three years due to bad health. His grandmother has a shop in the area and she supports the family. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

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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 No
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

An FIR under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) was registered at the Adarsh Nagar police station and the owner of the house along with five others and a minor were arrested.

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation Current status
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Date of incident: July 27, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Number of people Killed 1
    Name of the victim : Sahil
    Name of Perpetrator Mukesh
    State Delhi
    District/City North Delhi
    Party In Power / Incidents AAP - Aam Aadmi Party
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