Muslim youth in Delhi’s Jaitpur threatened, abused and beaten badly by a mob for being a Muslim. He was rescued by the relatives of his Hindu friend who reached just in time to save him. The incident happened on May 28 when Mohammad Sajid, a resident of Jaitpur Extension Part 2, was returning home from the shop with his friend Gaurav. When they reached near Gurudwara of Jaitpur, a mob of miscreants rushed upon them, looted and attacked. While Gaurav managed to escape, Sajid was caught up and assaulted brutally.
After knowing the fact that Sajid is a Muslim, they beat violently with chains and rods and shouted that kill the beast. They hurt the religious sentiments of Sajid by uttering the sentences like bring the meat of pig and force him to eat, cut his beard, pass urine in his mouth and etc. They captured all the scene using a mobile camera and made it viral.
“My friend Gaurav and I were returning to our home. I was talking with my sister on the phone. When we reached Molad Band area, two youths called Gaurav from behind and ask him to come to them. We went near them. They shook hands with us and took our phone. Then they took us to a nearby lane. When we asked our phones to be returned they took out blades and put them on our throats asking us to hand over our belongings to them. Now they kicked on my chest and I screamed Allah, then one of them said, He is a Mullah, a Muslim, kill him. Later they took Gaurav away from me. After some time, one of the attackers came and shouted your friend has run away.”
“It was the mother and grandmother of my friend Gaurav who saved my life. If it weren’t for them, who came just in time to save me, I would have been killed by the attackers as they were planning to take me to ‘Peer Baba’ (nearby shrine) to finish me off,” said Sajid on a positive note.
After Sajid was brutally beaten, his mother responded that now I just want justice for my son and want to say that no one should be targeted the way my son has been attacked. My son is very scared. He has just come out of the mouth of death. His fears grow at night. We can’t leave him alone because he gets anxious. When he comes near the door and looks outside, he tells us that it scares him. We do not sleep the whole night because of him. There is panic in his mind.”