This footage shows a Muslim groom-to-be being beaten by a Hindu mob before he was reportedly tortured and killed in an 18-hour ordeal.
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The incident took place in the district of Seraikela Kharsawan in the north-eastern Indian state of Jharkhand when the Muslim victim was accused of stealing.
According to local media, 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari was then subjected to over 18 hours of physical abuse before being handed over to the cops.
However, the Muslim victim was kept in police custody where his condition worsened and he eventually died from his injuries in hospital four days after the alleged attack.
In the video footage, members of the mob are seen hitting Ansari with sticks while another scene shows the Hindu aggressors forcing the Muslim to chant “Jai Shri Ram” (“Hail Lord Rama”) and other religious slogans.
One mob suspect, identified as Pappu Mandal, has been detained by the police.
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The victim had arrived in the village to visit family members and plan his wedding.
Jharkhand-based activist Aurungzeb Ansari claimed that two men manipulated the victim into accompanying them to where a mob was waiting for him.
He was reportedly set upon, with one of the mob members accusing him of entering his home.
The victim denied his involvement and claimed that the other two men illegally entered the mob member’s home while he waited outside.
The investigation into the alleged 18-hour torture ordeal and victim’s death is ongoing.