Kashmiri shawl seller attacked in Kolkata

Shakoor Ahmad Shah was on his way to collect money from a customer when 4 men attacked him. They abused him and assaulted him and when he showed some resistance they took out a sword and attacked him. They fled the scene when Shakoor fell on the ground and took his bag with them. The bag contained 1,95,000 rupees and some important documents according to Shakoor. Ajaz Ahmad Dar, a fellow Kashmiri shawl vendor came to his rescue but it took him almost 45 minutes to reach there. Till then, no one came to help Shakoor.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Public park
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Public park Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory Current status Under investigation
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Main Information
Date of incident: March 15, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Hate Speech
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Shakoor Ahmad Shah
    Name of Perpetrator
    State West Bengal
    District/City Kolkata
    Party In Power / Incidents AITC - All India Trinamool Congress
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