A 32-year-old Muslim man affected by bipolar dysfunction was assaulted, made to lick his personal spit and compelled to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ by suspected BJP staff in Dhanbad on Friday.
Figuring out the person as Zeeshan Khan, police stated one individual has been arrested in reference to the assault. They stated extra arrests will probably be made after additional investigation.
The incident came about at a protest by the BJP in opposition to the safety lapse throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest go to to Punjab. The social gathering’s Dhanbad MLA Raj Sinha and Dhanbad MP P N Singh have been among the many leaders current on the protest.
Zeeshan was passing by the spot when he allegedly used abusive phrases for one of many BJP leaders. He was instantly surrounded by a gaggle of suspected BJP staff and supporters who began assaulting him. He was then made to squat, spit on the highway and lick it and chant Jai Shri Ram.
After a video of the incident went viral on social media, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren ordered Dhanbad Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Singh to inquire into the incident. “DC Dhanbad, please take strict motion in opposition to the culprits and instantly inform. There isn’t any place for animosity among the many peace loving folks of Jharkhand,” he tweeted.
Two hours later, Singh stated, “We’re inquiring into the matter and Dhanbad police is investigating it and has registered an FIR. One individual has been arrested.” He stated it was not instantly clear whom Zeeshan abused.
The FIR was filed on the criticism of Zeeshan’s youthful brother Rehan Khan.
Chatting with The Indian Categorical over telephone, Rehan stated his brother was identified with bipolar dysfunction 10 years in the past. “What sort of society is that this. Even when my brother stated one thing, did he need to be handled like this – made to lick his spit and compelled to say Jai Shri Ram. My brother has been affected by psychological sickness since 2012,” Rehan, 28, stated.
He stated a physician in Ranchi has been treating Zeeshan, who previously had additionally been handled at Central Institute of Psychiatry within the state capital.
In his criticism to the police, Rehan stated, “…My elder brother Zeeshan Khan was passing by town heart between 1-2 pm the place BJP members have been protesting on the Gandhi statue space. My brother was chased and crushed by the mob… and was pressured to lick spit and requested to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’… My brother is injured… I plead that authorized motion be taken and justice be performed with my brother.”
Confirming the FIR, Dhanbad SSP Sanjeev Kumar informed The Indian Categorical, “Now we have arrested one individual, Jeetu Shaw. Additional investigation is being performed to arrest the remaining.” He stated political affiliation of the arrested individual will probably be clear after investigation. When requested concerning the provocation, he stated, “That could be a matter of investigation.”
Whereas MLA Raj Sinha didn’t reply to calls and messages in search of his feedback, MP P N Singh’s telephone remained switched off.
Jharkhand has enacted an anti-mob lynching and mob-violence legislation, which is but to be notified. The brand new legislation has provisions for punishment as much as life imprisonment.