Northeast Delhi riots: Mob set victim on fire ‘to check if he was really dead’ -Anand Mohan J

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published Published on Aug 6, 2020   modified Modified on Aug 6, 2020

-The Indian Express

These details surrounding Shahbaz’s death were submitted by police in court during the bail hearing of Rahul Sharma (24), an accused in the murder. Police have so far only found a piece of skull and some pelvic bones, which Shahbaz’s family claim belong to him.

New Delhi: The Delhi Police told a Delhi court that a 22-year-old man, killed by a mob during the Northeast Delhi riots, was first assaulted after establishing his Muslim identity, and after he fell unconscious, the mob set him on fire to check if he had “actually really died or was just trying to feign unconsciousness”. However, when the victim, Shahbaz, started moving, rioters “put wood pieces on him, poured some petrol and burnt him alive”, police told the court.

These details surrounding Shahbaz’s death were submitted by police in court during the bail hearing of Rahul Sharma (24), an accused in the murder. Police have so far only found a piece of skull and some pelvic bones, which Shahbaz’s family claim belong to him. Police told the court only a DNA test can establish his identity. Rahul’s bail was dismissed by Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav Wednesday. Police have so far arrested five persons in the case.

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The Indian Express, 6 August, 2020, https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/northeast-delhi-riots-mob-set-victim-on-fire-to-check-if-he-was-really-dead-6541543/


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