Two Muslims beaten to death in police custody

Two Muslim men, who were detained for questioning in connection with their suspected involvement in a loot and murder case last month, were allegedly beaten to death in custody in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district. Eight policemen who were suspended for their involvement in the murder, are all absconding. The two were picked up on March 5 by Sitamarhi’s Runnisaidpur police and were detained at Dumra station, where they were tortured, leading to their death. Both the victims died within 20 hours of being detained by the police.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Government office
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Government office Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
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Date of incident: March 05, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Encounter killing/Attack
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  • Number of people Killed 2
    Name of the victim : Mohammad Tasleem (35) and Mohammad Gufran (30)
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Bihar
    District/City Sitamarhi
    Party In Power / Incidents JDU - Janata Dal (United)
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