Madhya Pradesh: Muslim family brutally assalted in Chhindwara (Sabrang India)

Son thrashed, clothes of mother torn off, seven days later victims’ family alleges police investigations to be tardy

Chhindwara, (Madhya Pradesh): Seven days ago, a mob attack on Wajid Ali, resident of Lalgaon village in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara district and his family has allegedly led to little or no action from the local police. This Muslim family was travelling with his parents when am a reportedly pre-dominantly Hindu mob stopped him, assaulted them all, dragged the man after tying him to the bike, tore the clothes of his mother. The incident happened on September 15 when a mob stopped him near Auria village. Amid religious slogans, Ali was allegedly dragged tied to a bike. The clothes of mother were torn apart & father was thrashed.

The news, though a week old broke on twitter late on Tuesday evening, September 20.

Reportedly, the assault continued for an hour until Police saved them, said Ali.  In a video clip, Ali alleged that the family was attacked and thrashed owing to their faith. The police has lodged FIR against unknown. “Our Police statements were deliberately changed by cops as accused & TI belong to the same caste.” Seeing no action against the attackers, victims approached SP Chhindwara on Sep 17. But even after long hours of complaining, the victims are still waiting for justice, for arrests to happen and investigations to begin.

Barely four months ago in May 2022, Sabrangindia had reported how cow vigilantes had brutally murdered two Adivasi (tribal) men in Madhya Pradesh while injuring another.At that time, the criminal mob of 20 men reportedly forced their way into the home of a tribal family, beat two men to death and injured another.

The mob of so-called gau rakshaks, or cow ‘protectors’, accused the tribal men of “killing a cow” and then brutally beat them up. Media reports had stated then that the two men were so badly injured that they died when they were being taken to hospital. The horrific crime took place in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh. Police say that another man had been injured by the attackers. A complaint was filed by Brajesh Batti, who was injured in the attack. The men who were killed have been identified as Sampat Batti and Dhansa.  The mob of twenty odd men reportedly forced their way into the home of a tribal family and killed two men.

In May 2022, according to a report in NDTV, the police said 20 people have been charged, out of which six of them have been charged with murder. Additional Superintendent of Police SK Maravi told the media that “…police teams are searching for the accused. Some of the accused are named (in the complaint) and others are unidentified. We have taken two-three suspects into custody. Some 12 kg of meat has been found in the victims’ house.”

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