Muslim Family assaulted in Lonavala

A mob of locals at Tiger Point in Lonavla physically assaulted a Muslim family from Baroda, molested girls and women over a petty dispute of camel ride payment. The incident took place around 6 pm when a horseman demanded more money than the fixed amount which he earlier agreed for the horse-riding of their children. When some of the family members objected the horseman started abusing them and suddenly many horsemen came around and attacked the family. Those injured are Aasim Memon (32), Sufiyan Memon (30) and Ahmed Memon (28). The police initially refused to register an FIR, but when the pressure was built up they wrote a complaint after five hours of the incident. The FIR lodged stated that gold valuables, cash and an expensive watch worth Rs 91,900 were stolen by the attackers. The police have arrested 6 persons for the same.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Public park
Number of victims 3 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Public park perpetrator Religion Unknown
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Was cross FIR filed Yes
Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :It is alleged that the police resisted to lodge and FIR in the beginning and agreed to do so only after the family alerted top government officials and politicians seeking their immediate intervention. Current status
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Main Information
Date of incident: January 14, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 3
    Name of the victim : Aasif Memon. Sufiyan Memon, Ahmed Memon
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Maharashtra
    District/City Pune
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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