Neighbours have poured in to console the family of 22-year-old Warish who succumbed to his injuries on 28 January, leaving behind a three-month-old daughter. An unbearable grief has struck Hussainpur, a village in Haryana’s Nuh district.
They have seen Warish and two other Muslim men Shaukeen and Nafis assaulted and abused by a cow vigilante group, who recorded the video in presence of Haryana police. The “horror” on Waris’s face, who had just met with a car accident, haunts them.
“They killed him,” the family claimed, citing the viral video as glaring proof.
But Haryana Police have no interest in that “important detail” of Waris’s last hour. They claimed that he died of injuries sustained from the car crash.
The post-mortem report cites “severe internal bleeding in the abdominal cavity due to rupture of the liver” caused by “blunt force injury” as the cause of death.
Police say cow vigilantes informed the authority about an accident and the injured were taken to a medical facility in Tauru from where Warish and Nafis were referred to the Nalhar government medical college. Waris succumbed to injuries although he had no physical bruises.
“A complaint against Bajrang Dal members has been lodged in the daily diary register and if more facts emerge, we will probe,” police told Maktoob.
“In the presence of police, Monu [a ringleader of cow vigilante group] held us from 5:00 AM till 10:00 AM and kept torturing us,” Shaukeen, who was with Warish, said in a recording.
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