Thrashed for eating beef, then arrested

Seven Muslim men were beaten by a mob of about 50 attackers in Dumra, Bihar over rumours that they were eating beef. The mob including members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, barged into the home of Mohammad Sahabuddin and beat him with sticks, alleging that Shahabuddin had killed a cow the night before and him and his neighbours were eating the meat. His neighbours were also brought to his house, locked in a room with him and beaten. Those arrested for the incident, are the men who were targeted, not their attackers. Kudus Qureshi, the husband of the village local head who had allegedly tried to stop the attack was arrested along with 6 others and named on a FIR on charges of hurting religious sentiments of a local majority community.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 7 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Private Residence perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable :Kudus Qureshi, the husband of the local village head, Nasruddin Mian, Mustafa Mian, Jehangir Mian, Aslam Ansari, Bablu Mian and Rizwan Mian were arrested and later named as accused in the FIR.
Details of the FIR

No complaint about the attack

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :After receiving a complaint the police were able to stop the ongoing attack Current status
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information Chanpatia police station SHO Rajesh Jha, Sirisiya police outpost head Kiran Shankar, Gopalpur police station SHO Yusuf Ansari and Bettiah DSP Sanjay Jha present at the time of the attack
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Main Information
Date of incident: August 17, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Mohammad Shahabuddin
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Bihar
    District/City West Champaran
    Party In Power / Incidents JDU - Janata Dal (United)
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