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Muslim mason allegedly lynched by Hindutva mob - DOTO

Muslim mason allegedly lynched by Hindutva mob

According to social media handles, the man is a victim of a communal hate attack. He was identified as Sekh Poltu, 32, a Muslim mason, from Midnapur, West Bengal. He was reportedly attacked on March 16, allegedly by a Hindutva mob, that then stuffed sand down his throat and beat him up ruthlessly. The victim succumbed. Freelance journalist SA Rahman shared on Twitter that an Indian Army soldier on leave, allegedly led the lynch mob that attacked Poltu. It has not been confirmed by authorities if the soldier has been arrested yet.

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Source of information Community Networks Place of incident Village
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

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Role of police Need confirmation Current status Not known
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Date of incident: March 16, 2022
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Number of people Killed 1
    Name of the victim : Sekh Poltu
    Name of Perpetrator Jayanta Mondal and others
    State West Bengal
    District/City Midnapore West
    Party In Power / Incidents TMC - Trinamool Congress
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