Muslim man beaten to death for being in love with Hindu woman in India

Published: April 7, 2017

Villagers in India’s Jharkand state tied a Muslim man to a tree and beat him to death for being in love with a Hindu woman.

The deceased, identified as Mohammad Shakil, was reportedly in a relationship with a Hindu woman for over a year, Hindustan Times reported on Friday.

The couple met at Gumla Town for the Ram Navami procession on Wednesday when on his way back Shakil was assaulted by a group in woman’s neighbourhood.

He was tied to a tree and beaten for hours, the woman was quoted by police as saying. Shakil succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.

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Police have arrested three people over the killing and lodged an FIR against unidentified people. “Though investigation is on, we were told by the villagers that the boy had been asked earlier not to meet the girl and never visit the village,” said a police official.

The killing came amid growing communal violence in India with the state trying to fan tensions on both sides by provocative measures.

The ruling party, BJP, has been advocating laws for protection of cows – a sacred animal in Hinduism – following which hardliners have formed cow vigilantes groups, and are attacking Muslims found eating or transporting the animal.

Earlier this week, a Muslim was killed by a group of Hindu men who attacked his vehicle transporting cows in Rajasthan’s Alwar district.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Mohammed Mirza
    Apr 7, 2017 - 5:48PM

    Like a Bollywood Movie!Recommend

  • Sexton
    Apr 7, 2017 - 5:58PM

    It would be easy to say that India was a backward culture at the lower levels of society, but when the US President can order a 59 missile strike following an unsubstantiated report one has to ask, “what is the difference”? Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 7, 2017 - 8:37PM

    this will solve half the world’s problems if inter case and inter religious marriages are allowed. they will understand each other’s backgrounds and such children will be more tolerant . Recommend

  • Chhota Shikoh
    Apr 7, 2017 - 11:17PM

    @Bunny Rabbit:
    That’s what some of the Mughals tried to do and to what result ?Recommend

  • Bhaijaan
    Apr 7, 2017 - 11:20PM

    @Bunny Rabbit:
    “this will solve half the world’s problems if inter case and inter religious marriages are allowed. they will understand each other’s backgrounds and such children will be more tolerant .”
    One step at a time. First, inter-caste marriages where they don’t have to “understand each other’s backgrounds”. Children are always tolerant because they are innocent of the fundamental schisms ruling the roost. Such children are shunned and so grow up with psychological problems. Even inter-religious marriages are looked at differently depending on what religions are involved. The Hindu-Muslim marriages shall never be accepted on either side because Hindu-Muslim schism goes very deep. In contrast, very few, if any, problems have been observed when other religions are involved.Recommend

  • Sanr
    Apr 7, 2017 - 11:24PM

    Seeing filthy commemts of Indians, i must say Muslims and other minorities in india to rise and do real struggle to save yourselves before it is too lateRecommend

  • Madura
    Apr 7, 2017 - 11:33PM

    Standard practice in every religion then why single out only Muslims?Recommend

  • Oommen
    Apr 8, 2017 - 1:07AM

    You wont hear these kind of news in South or North East India.Recommend

  • Sam
    Apr 8, 2017 - 2:45AM

    My confusions on the accuracy of the 2 nation theory are going away with every fanatic act that is reported from India.Recommend

  • Alien1
    Apr 8, 2017 - 6:53AM

    In a recent spate of events where muslim man marries woman of another religion and converts her after using her later then gives triple talaq. This man had it coming. we should take this love jihadis to task. Even the han chinese have woken up this menace.Recommend

  • Chhota Shikoh
    Apr 8, 2017 - 8:17AM

    What you are asking might be easier than us winning in the struggle against the chokehold of the ruling elites !Recommend

  • Jawam
    Apr 8, 2017 - 8:57AM

    Muslims of lndia should unite to form a independent state in India for saving themselves and their childrenRecommend

  • Abc
    Apr 8, 2017 - 10:08AM

    India was voted as most intolerant society for a reason. They should be ashamed of themselves Recommend

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