Muslim boy murdered by alleged Hindutva activists

An 18-year-old Muslim boy from the Phulwari Sharif area of Patna, Bihar was attacked by 10-12 people. Amir Hanzla had completed his Class 10th and was working in a bag stitching unit. On the day of his murder, since his factory unit was closed he went to participate in an anti CAA and NRC protest organised by the opposition parties. As the police used force to disperse the crowd, he ran with a tricolour in his hand to save himself and took refuge in one Sangat Gali. He was apprehended by a group of 10-12 people there, who according to the Post-Mortem report, hit his head with a blunt and heavy object and stabbed twice his abdomen with a sharp object. As one of the perpetrators later told the police, they took his body on a cycle cart to the block headquarters and threw it into a waterlogged area with tall grass. His body was found in a decomposed state on December 31, 10 days after he went missing. He was identified by his family members only by his wristwatch and clothes. The family of the deceased lodged a missing report the night he went missing with the Police. The Police have arrested 6 persons who are described by Police officials as 'known criminals', namely Nagesh Samrat, Vikas Kumar, Deepak Mahto, Chhotu Mahto, Sanoj Mahto, and Rais Paswan.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village :Lane: Sangat Mohalla
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Police Station Phulwari Sharif

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :The Police have arrested six people. Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: December 21, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Number of people Killed 1
    Name of the victim : Amir Hanzla
    Name of Perpetrator Nagesh Samrat, Vikas Kumar, Deepak Mahto, Chhotu Mahto, Sanoj Mahto, Rais Paswan and others
    State Bihar
    District/City Patna
    Party In Power / Incidents JDU - Janata Dal (United)
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