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House of 2 Muslim Families burnt - DOTO

House of 2 Muslim Families burnt

On January 5, after a brawl Bunty Upadhyaya, under the influence of alcohol, had attacked Shaukat Ali, a resident near Kodia Hanuman temple in Khandwa, with a beer bottle. As per Indian Express, Shaukat's wife Akeela Bi alleged that Bunty had asked them to vacate the house as "they did not want any Muslims residing in the area". After a complaint by Shaukat Ali, Upadhyaya was arrested by the police and sent to jail. Express added, "Shaukat and his family were allegedly asked to stay away from the village owing to which they shifted to Indore." Bunty got out on bail Fifteen days later; then, he allegedly set three houses on fire along with Shaukat's. He also reportedly attacked Shaukat's sister Kamroon Bi with a rubber pipe. After returning to Khandwa from Indore, Shaukat's wife registered a complaint at the Khandwa Kotwali police station. Three FIRs have been registered against Bunty under section 436 for setting three houses on fire and sections 294, 323 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code for beating up Shaukat's sister while she was sitting outside the house. Superintendent of Police for Khandwa district, Vivek Singh, told The Indian Express, "We have not only taken cognisance of the matter, but are also treating it with utmost seriousness. We are trying to find out whether Bunty had been constantly targeting this family. We have also formed a team to arrest him as he is currently absconding."

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 3 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Private Residence Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Details of the FIR

Three FIRs have been registered against Bunty under section 436 for setting three houses on fire and sections 294, 323 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.

Investigating agency Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :Police had filed three FIRs against Upadhyaya for burning three houses, and is currently in search of him as he is absconding. Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Section 436 for setting three houses on fire and sections 294, 323 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code. Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: January 20, 2022
Nature of Violence
  • Demolition/Attack on property
  • Denial of access to public spaces/institutions
  • Harassment
  • People leaving traditional food habits/Livelihood/Property
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Shaukat Ali, Kamroon Bi, Akeela Bi
    Name of Perpetrator Bunty Upadhyaya
    State Madhya Pradesh
    District/City Khandwa
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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