Jharkhand mob lynching: Tabrez Ansari's father was not killed in mob lynching, claims family members

Published: Jun 27, 2019, 11:57 IST | mid-day online desk | Jharkhand

The reports stating that Tabrez's father killed in mob lynching is wrong. His father was killed due to enmity with friends

Marsood Alam, uncle of Tabrez Ansari. Pic courtesy/Twitter/ANI
Marsood Alam, uncle of Tabrez Ansari. Pic courtesy/Twitter/ANI

Jharkhand: The family members of Tabrez Ansari who was allegedly lynched by a mob, claimed that the reports of his father, Maskoor Alam's death fifteen-years-ago due to mob lynching are false on Thursday. They stated that his father was murdered over a dispute with friends. Tabrez's uncle Maqsood Alam said, "15 years ago there was nothing called mob lynching. The reports stating that Tabrez's father killed in mob lynching is wrong. His father was killed due to enmity with friends. There were no arrests made and no case was registered in the murder of Tabrez's father."

Shabbir Khan, a friend of Tabrez's father said, "He was my neighbour. He was murdered fifteen years ago. No one was named behind the incident. Villagers found his dead body near a drain. It was not an incident that occurred due to mob lynching." Another family member said, "We found Tabrez's dead body one week after the murder. No case was registered in the incident. He was killed near Rajnagar police station. We condemn this media report stating that he was killed in mob lynching fifteen years ago."

Tabrez Ansari was recently attacked by a mob in Jharkhand on the suspicion of theft. He was thrashed mercilessly for hours before being handed over to the police. He succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital on June 22. Tabrez's family has alleged that the attack was communal and that he was made to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' and 'Jai Hanuman'.

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