Two muslims allegedly lynched in West Bengal

Two persons were allegedly lynched by a mob, which dragged them out of a pick-up van carrying cows, at Barhoria village in Jalpaiguri district on Sunday, the police said. Anwar Hussain (19) and Hafizul Sheikh (19) were beaten to death by the mob, which intercepted their vehicle and pulled them out of it in the early hours, the police said, adding that the pick-up van was also badly damaged by the mob. Police took Hussain and Sheikh to the Dhupguri hospital where they were declared brought dead. The police also took charge of the animals in the vehicle. A large contingent of police was deployed in the area.

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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 0
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Date of incident: August 27, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Anwar Hussain, Hafizul Sheik
    Name of Perpetrator Gau rakhsak
    State West Bengal
    District/City Jalpaiguri
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