Bisada lynch victim Mohammed Ikhlaq’s son Danish does not want to recall or talk about the mob violence that killed his father on September 28 over rumours of cow slaughter.
“Danish gets irritated, furious and stops talking whenever he is asked to narrate about the incident that took place that night. We are not forcing him to talk. He had once mentioned that he did not remember anything about that night,” said Sartaj, Danish’s elder brother who is a corporal with the Indian Air Force. Sartaj on Wednesday visited Bisada village for the first time since the lynching of his father.
Danish is currently undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the army hospital in Delhi, where he was shifted from Noida’s Kailash hospital on October 10.
“Today morning, the neurologist at RR hospital told me that Danish still needs to be in ICU because it will take some more time for him to recover completely. The doctor said that shifting him to a general ward will take longer and advised us not to talk to Danish about that incident,” said Sartaj.
“I stayed in my house for 15-20 minutes. But nobody came up to meet me, not even my neighbours. I did not want to go there. But I had to go to bring some important items of daily use,” said Sartaj. He said he was yet to decide on whether to move his family out of Bisada after Danish’s recovery.
A number of policemen accompanied Sartaj to Bisada. “UP Police personnel dropped me to my air force accommodation in Delhi,” said Sartaj.