Asif Khan, a 28-year-old Muslim gym trainer of the Mewat district in Haryana, was lynched to death by Hindu fringe groups on Sunday night.
The mob had forced him to chant the slogan “Jai Shree Raam”, refusing to do so Asif was brought to death by the Gujjar goons.
Khan’s family alleged that he along with his friends and relatives went to get medicines from Khalilpur to his village Sohna in a car.
Hasan Khan, Asif’s uncle said, “A group of 15 stopped the car and started abusing the passengers. They shouted “maar mulle ko” (Kill Muslims) and lynched Khan”, Maktoob quoted.
Aasif Khan, a Muslim gym trainer from Mewat district, Haryana, was lynched to death by Hindu vigilante groups on Sunday night, after forcing him to chant “Jai Shree Raam”, a prayer turned warcry by the Hindu nationalist militants.— Meer Faisal (@meerfaisal01) May 17, 2021
Photo's : @meerfaisal01#JusticeForAsif pic.twitter.com/NY05rFH7NT
An FIR has been filed by the Haryana police under IPC 302 against the preparators. Only 6 people have been arrested by police so far and the police are still trying to trace others.
Rashid, who is an eyewitness to the incident, and Asif’s co-passengers have named and identified all of them, police are still trying to figure out how to catch the culprits.
Asif’s brother in law, Rashid (31) and Wasif (22), the co-passengers with Khan were also assaulted but survived the attack. All of them are in critical condition.
It has been reported that the mob hit the car from behind and blocked them from moving by putting another car in the front. The mob forced Asif and others to chants the Hindu slogan, Jai Shree Ram, when they refused Asif was abducted taken to Nagli, a Gujjar dominant village.
A few hours later, Asif’s family received the news of his lynching and when they went to get him back from Nagli village, they found him dead near the dump yard.
The family’s only demand is to get justice and get the culprits punished who killed Asif out of committing a hate crime.
He's Asif From Mewat, Haryana— Sunita Rawat (@SunitaRawatINC) May 17, 2021
Brutally killed in Mob-Lynching, by Extremist islamophobic Hindu's.
Asif was lynched to death by Hindu vigilante groups on Sunday night, after forcing him to chant “Jai Shree Raam”.
Is this what Ram expected from us?#JusticeForAsif pic.twitter.com/yLrGn0BydZ
The area is heavily deployed with police personnel to prevent any other mishap.