All the members of a Muslim family were almost hacked to death when a group of gang mercilessly beat them up inside a train in Uttar Pradesh. The family of 10 was returning from a wedding party in Shikohabad-Kasganj passenger train, where they were brutally assaulted by a gang of youngsters.
The family was traveling with a handicapped teenager who was not spared either. All the victims were later taken to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia government hospital, Farrukhabad.
“It was a horror which I cannot forget. They attacked us with iron roads, robbed our belonging and molested our women. They didn’t even spare my 17-year-old physically and mentally challenged son. They verbally abused us with some in the attacking group saying, ‘Kill them, they are Muslims.’ ”, 50 year old, Mohd Shakir was quoted saying from the Times of India.
His 22-year-old son Arsaan further added, “On Wednesday we boarded the passenger train from Bhongaon (Mainpuri) along with us five other youths also embarked on the coach. As soon as the train left the station and reached near Mota station, one of the youth snatched a smartphone in which my handicapped brother (Faizan) was playing video game. When I confronted the youths, they started assaulting me. They even attacked my mother and sister who came to rescue me, and kicked them in their stomach before pulling emergency brakes near Nibkarori station.”
This is not the first time when Muslims are being attacked and assaulted. There has been an alarming rise in public lynchings and assaults on Muslims in the last few months. The incidents have reportedly increased in the rule of BJP government.