H. Farook Murdered for Atheism

Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam (DVK) activist and atheist H Farook (31), was murdered in Coimbatore on Thursday night on the orders of a Muslim right wing group who is also Bengaluru blast convict, said reports. He was an iron scrap merchant from Bilal Estate in South Ukkadam. Farook, who belonged to pro-Periyar rationalist group DVK, was killed because of a Facebook post in which one of his children held a placard saying ‘Kadavul illai, Kadavul illai, Kadavul illai (No God, No God, No God)’. The suspect, M Asradh (31), has surrended. But police believe the murder was carried out by a gang of four belonging to a banned group. Asradh surrendered before a district magistrate confessing to the murder

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Source of information Community Networks Place of incident Public park
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Public park perpetrator Religion Muslims
perpetrator Organizational Muslim Right Wing Was cross FIR filed 0 :na
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Date of incident: September 12, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • Number of people Killed 1
    Name of the victim : H. Farooq
    Name of Perpetrator Ashradh
    State Tamil Nadu
    District/City Coimbatore
    Party In Power / Incidents AIADMK - All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
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