Indian police arrest 11 for torturing Muslim man to death

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Indian police arrest 11 for torturing Muslim man to death

Indian police captured 11 individuals on Tuesday over the killing of a Muslim man who was tortured and forced to tell Hindu slogans in the most recent mob violence to shock the country. 

Two cops have additionally been suspended over the handling of the lynching of Tabrez Ansari, caught on a video that became a viral on Indian social media.

The 24-year-old is found in the video crying and pleading as a crowd in Jharkhand state forces him to tell "Jai Sri Ram," a slogan broadly utilized by Hindu hard-liners. 

Ansari had been blamed by residents for doing a theft. He was tied to a pole and beaten for up to 12 hours before police first kept him in Seraikela, and after that took him to clinic — where he died on Saturday. 


"We have captured 11 individuals. Two police have additionally been suspended in light of the fact that they neglected to inform seniors about the case and attempted to manage it at their dimension," Seraikela police boss Karthik S. said. 

Media reports said Ansari's wife has blamed police for intentionally taking him to imprison first — rather than a hospital — in spite of the injuries he  suffered.

News of the death emerged as the Indian government dismissed a US State Department report that said religious violence against minorities has spiked under the conservative Hindu Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

The US religious freedom report said there had been d growing numbers of assaults by groups professing to secure cows — thought about sacred by Hindus — on Muslims and low- caste Dalits since 2014 when Modi came to control. 

Opponents in India have likewise blamed the government for not doing enough to stop lynchings. lynchings. 

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi censured the killing in any case, and said the government would not let a "dangerous motivation" overwhelm India's development efforts.

"Individuals who are involved with such incidents have just a single intention — to spoil the positive atmosphere made by the government," he said. 

The resistance Congress party charged Modi's conservative Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of neglecting to ensure Muslims and different minorities. 

"Can the BJP government genuinely invalidate the US government report on minority wellbeing when Muslims and Dalits are as a rule straightforwardly lynched each other day?" said Shama Mohamed, a representative for Congress.