Ranchi — Seraikela Police arrested 11 people and suspended two police officers on Tuesday over the death of a Muslim man Tabrez Ansari who was brutally tortured and forced to chant “Jai Shree Ram” in the north Indian state of Jharkhand.
A video of 24-year-old Muslim man Ansari went viral on social media where he was seen crying and begging for life, while the villagers were laughing after forcing him to chant the name of Hindu god Ram.
Ansari was mistakenly caught by the villagers on the charges of theft, instead of informing the Police, villagers tied him to a pole and bet him for 12 hours till the Police arrived and took him to a hospital where he died on Saturday.
“We have arrested 11 people. Two police have also been suspended because they failed to inform seniors about the case and tried to manage it at their level,” Seraikela police chief Karthik S. told AFP.
According to a US report, religious freedom and minorities are under attack in India with Modi Government’s allowance and encouragement.
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its annual report has declared India among “tier-2” nations that means “countries of particular concern (CPC)” that “engage in or tolerate” violation of religious freedom.
The US report states, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi seldom made statements decrying mob violence, and certain members of his political party have affiliations with Hindu extremist groups and used inflammatory language about religious minorities publicly.”