Bulandshahr: Ghulam Muhammad, a middle aged man in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr was beaten to death by extremists belonging to saffron group Hindu Yuva Vahini. This is an organization that was formed by the current UP chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and now its tentacles are spreading across the state.
The cold blooded murder by Hindu Yuva Vahini has created an environment of fear not just in the city but across the state. Before Yogi’s ascent to chief minister’s post in UP, the group was limited to areas near Gorakhpur in eastern UP. But now it has spread its tentacles across the state.
No sooner did Bulandshahr new DM and SSP take charge than a fresh spate of violence hit the city. They were welcomed with the lynching of a Muslim man by a saffron outfit. A middle aged person of the minority community was lynched when it was suspected that his nephew had helped a girl of majority community from Sohi elope. An FIR was registered about the elopement. He was beaten up using batons and sticks. The deceased belonged to Pahasu District of Bulandshahr in UP.
A couple of months ago there was similar communal tension in Bulandshahr when a youth from Bulandshahr had released a video clip in which he said offensive things to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He released the video clip from Hyderabad and it went viral on WhatsApp. Then members of Hindutva and Saffron organisations created much ruckus in the market area of the city and broke into and destroyed shops belonging to members of the minority community.
The couple that eloped from Pahasu has not yet been found by the police. Hindu Yuva Vahini activists allege that deceased Ghulam Muhammad was helping the lovers. The people from the girl’s family along with members of extremist Saffron organisation acted on this rumour and attacked Ghulam Muhammad using batons and sticks. Ghulam collapsed on the scene of attack and was declared dead there itself.
Some passers-by saw the attack and raised alarm, but the attackers escaped and are still absconding. Police arrived late, took the dead body under their custody, informed their superiors and sent it for post mortem. Soon DM Mrs Roshan Jacob, SSP Mani Raj Ji and SSP Meerut Sunil Emmanuel arrived on the scene of violence to examine the area. Police personnel were posted throughout the area due to communal tension in the air.
The newly appointed SSP Mani Raj said that he arrived on the scene as soon as he got the information about the death. He had taken charge of the office that very day. He said that the police is gathering more information regarding the incident. Some accused have been named and two teams have been appointed to find and arrest them. He also informed that the accused would be charged with NSA.
DM Mrs Jacob said that the accused will hopefully be arrested soon though their association with saffron extremist organisation has not yet been confirmed. If this information is confirmed then no one will be forgiven.