“There were canine marks all over the carcass, especially around the neck. We suspect it had been killed by another carnivore, since they hunt by biting the neck and not letting go until the prey is dead,” said Shyam Sunder Kaushik, district forest officer.
Of the 47 places where prayers were offered Friday, 23 were “open spaces” while 24 were masjids or properties belonging to Waqf board. Before the protest by various outfits, namaz used to be read at around 100 vacant plots and parks.
Members of the Samiti saw the reduced strength of worshippers as “a sign that the Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims have realised they are in trouble”. Even as prayers were being held, members of the Samiti maintained “vigil”. They also alleged that namaz was read at places that were not part of the list.
However, even as prayers proceeded smoothly, workers of Hindu outfits, who have come together to form the Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti, maintained “vigil” across Gurgaon, making a list of places where namaz was allegedly being read.
Outfits that are part of the Samiti, including the Shiv Sena, Hindu Sena, Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Kranti Dal and Bajrang Dal, also demanded that permission to read namaz only be given “in places where the strength of this population is more than 50 per cent."
Barely 12 hours after she had been allegedly raped by seven men on the intervening night of Sunday-Monday, a 17-year-old committed suicide by hanging herself with her dupatta from a hook in the bathroom.
"A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. The woman's has undergone a medical examination," Inspector Umesh Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO) of Bhondsi police station, said.
In the letter, protesters alleged that the Friday prayers in Sector 53 were being used as a pretext to occupy land illegally. They further alleged that worshippers chant anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans at the spot.
Despite bail being granted to the six men, right wing outfits in the city, however, have decided to hold a demonstration on Monday, demanding that the case against the men be revoked and a ban on reading of namaz in the open be imposed.