Muslim women were beaten and her burqa pulled

A Muslim widow aged about 50 years was beaten and had her burqa pulled by a Hindu Man in Islamia Bazar, Deoband. The act came to attention when the woman began shouting due to the man's behavior. Soon, the people around took hold of the man and bashed him while the Police arrived. When questioned about his locality, Mahendar, the perpetrator said that he lived in and around Deoband and again changed the place when the Police asked the same. It was only when they called up his wife did they come to know that he was a resident of Fatehabad, Haryana. Though no complaint was filed by the victim, an FIR was registered under the relevant sections as soon as information was made available to the Police.They claim that the man is mentally unstable and is being shown to a doctor.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Market
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Market Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Police registered FIR under relevant sections.

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :Arrested the perpetrator and registered FIR under required sections. Current status
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: July 26, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Mahendar
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Saharanpur
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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