Two beaten to death in Aligarh clash on Diwali

Irfaan Khan, the chairman of the Kaudiaganj Nagar Panchayat, claimed the two families had an ongoing dispute over some agricultural land but what happened on Sunday was shocking.

Written by Ishita Mishra | Agra | Updated: November 1, 2016 5:31 am
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TWO men were beaten to death in a clash in Aligarh on Diwali day. Another man who received bullet injuries is out of danger. Heavy police force has been deployed in the area and senior police officials are camping in the city to maintain peace.

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While the police said 55-year-old Bindu Khan and son Mohabbat, 17, were killed in Aligarh’s Kaudiaganj locality following a dispute over parking, some residents said they had started the clash by objecting to bursting of firecrackers and opening fire.

The police announced the deaths only after midnight to ensure the situation didn’t escalate during the festival. The funeral was held under strict police security on Monday afternoon. An FIR of murder and disturbing peace has been lodged against nine named and several unidentified men.

Dinesh Kumar, 38, who was shot, owned the shop in front of which the Khans reportedly parked their bike.

DIG Rajendra Singh Yadav and Aligarh SSP Rajesh Kumar Pandey have arrived in the city. The area has a mixed population of Hindus and Muslims.

The SSP said Khan had gone with sons Mohabbat and Nehruddien to the local market, in an area dominated by Hindus, on Sunday afternoon. “When Dinesh objected to them parking the bike in front of his shop, one of the three men who was carrying a pistol shot at him. Hearing the sound of the firing, the local shopkeepers and public gheraoed the three and thrashed them with bamboos and stones. While one managed to flee, the other two were lynched,” Pandey said.

Nehruddien (28), the eyewitness to the incident, denied the charge of firing, and said he didn’t know what provoked the mob. He said the three of them had gone to the market to buy tiles. “My father and I stayed at the tile shop while Mohabbat went home to show a sample to our mother. He returned with a bleeding nose and alleged that Dinesh’s nephew Kapil had beaten him. We rushed to Kapil’s house to know what had happened, and even before listening to us, they stated thrashing us. I managed to flee but my father and brother could not. We heard that they were beaten with bamboos and stones for two hours. Even police couldn’t gather courage to enter the area to save them,” he said.

Dinesh’s mother Harpyari Devi claimed the clash erupted over bursting of firecrackers. As Bindu and his sons were crossing the lane outside their house around 2:30 pm on Sunday, she said, a child set off a firecracker. As the three objected, Kapil reportedly went outside to accost them.

“The three had abused the kid and were chasing to beat him up. Kapil reciprocated, and the clash turned ugly. The three also had firearms with them. When they took out their gun, Dinesh ran to save Kapil and was hit by the bullet,” said Harpyari.

She added that she didn’t know what happened next and how Bindu was killed as she left with Dinesh for hospital.

Irfaan Khan, the chairman of the Kaudiaganj Nagar Panchayat, claimed the two families had an ongoing dispute over some agricultural land but what happened on Sunday was shocking. “Bindu and his son were beaten up badly with lathis and slippers. Mahaul me tanaav hai magar meri koshish hai ki shanti bani rahe (There is tension in the air but I am trying to ensure that peace prevails),” said Khan.

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First Published on: November 1, 2016 3:50 am
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    IslamForFoools
    Nov 1, 2016 at 5:09 am
    Clearly Muslims started this, kil editors of I.E. For supporting terrorists
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      IslamForFoools
      Nov 1, 2016 at 7:59 am
      Ishrat mishra, women like you are selling this nation to terrorists for money
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        IslamForFoools
        Nov 1, 2016 at 9:03 am
        Islam itself is terrorism inherently
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          Sudhip Kumar
          Nov 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm
          Seems like stories are being cooked up to protect real the culprits.
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            Allah
            Nov 1, 2016 at 9:34 am
            And non-muslims are the largest
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              Allah
              Nov 1, 2016 at 9:39 am
              Surely you mean terrorism started 1400 years ago, not "the world".
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                asdasd
                Nov 1, 2016 at 3:14 am
                . . don't be smart . .police will handle it . . . its a neutral news though . . . it is just that mob had no mind situation . .those who shot and thsose who killed with bamboos both are responsible . . . there is no question of religion here
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                  babloo
                  Nov 1, 2016 at 10:36 am
                  Bhakt..Bhakt 2019 tak is country ki aisi taisi kar denge
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                    Jaljeera
                    Nov 1, 2016 at 3:33 am
                    शुक्र है कि आप जैसे रोशन ख्याल लिबरल लोग आज भी है हमारे समाज मैं। I tried both red and blue litmus paper ,no changes in their colors, news is most certainly neutral .
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                      Plural Society
                      Nov 1, 2016 at 8:28 am
                      Certainly, Muslims started the world also in which you are living and wishing to "kil editors of I.E." !!!! Muslims don't support terrorism.
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                        Chandrashekhar Deshpande
                        Nov 1, 2016 at 8:52 am
                        This is UP of SP ! Every where there is 'YADAVI'
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                          disgusted
                          Nov 1, 2016 at 11:22 pm
                          Bias of the IE reporter is visible in the tone of this article; while describing lynched men's kin's version Mishra uses words "Said that" but at the same time the words of the kin of person who was shot at is "Claimed that"!lt;br/gt;That is the typical judge, jury and executioner mentality of so called secular news traders!! Disgusting!
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                            shiv
                            Nov 1, 2016 at 3:50 am
                            till the time Muslims alive everything is possible. in Syria,Egypt, turky,stan, Afghanistan, some parts of Europe, Iran Iraq,Muslims fighting each other and killing Muslims,threat to humanity.
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                              NEO
                              Oct 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm
                              plz don't make such news at national tv to fume secularism...lt;br/gt;please be calm...lt;br/gt;somewhere few Hindoos and few kristiens are also got killed on day of id and bokreed....
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                                Nkm
                                Oct 31, 2016 at 5:35 pm
                                Now see, whats happening in India...when a majority troubles a 'minority' thats concerned to everyone but when a 'minority' troubles a majority thats not taken seriously. Thats not fare...Similarly, Hindus are the most rectified worshippers but whenever there is a case to amend Islamic ugly customs, Muslims cry for 'Muslim Personal law' every now and then. If there is equality, muslims must be amended the same...no excuses. Enough is enough.
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                                  sahil
                                  Nov 1, 2016 at 10:33 am
                                  what provoked them to lynch 2 people was not the so called firing rather the religion of the deceased. During these anti-minority anti-dalit anti-national times what more to expect from the uneducated or shakha educated poce of backward areas.
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                                    sahil
                                    Nov 1, 2016 at 10:35 am
                                    why don't you go to the IE office and try rather then sitting in the confines of shakha.
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