By Ahmed Kasim
NEW DELHI — A 24-year-Muslim youth in Jharkhand’s Simdega district was waylaid by a mob and beaten up ruthlessly, leaving him grievously injured, according to reports reaching from the state.
The incident took place on the evening of November 28 when Adil Hussain came out of his house to offer evening namaz.
Adil suffers from schizophrenia. He was hospitalised after the attack and then referred to RIMS in the capital city of Ranchi where he is undergoing treatment.
His brother Sahil Hussain, told Clarion India that Adil was first tied and then beaten up ruthlessly till they thought he was dead and left him there unattended. “We got the news at 10 pm, we went to the Sadar police station. They told us that there was an accident case. We found it was Adil. Later came to know that he was beaten up by some people,” said Sahil.
“We got a call from a man named Aakash Singh who claimed he saved my brother but later Adil said Aakash was part of the mob which attacked him.”
He alleged that his brother was attacked because he had beard and wearing skull cap, markers of Muslim identity.
After the family filed a complaint, the police registered a case of attack and attempt to murder under Sections 144, 340, 323, 307 and 120B of IPC against Pradeep, Rohit Singh, and Chattu Prasad, etc. in Sadar police station.
The accused are on the run even as three days have passed since the attack.
Sub-inspector of Sadar police station Akshay Kumar told local media the police were investigating the matter.
This story first appeared on clarionindia.net