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Muslim youth beaten by ‘Hindutva leader’ dies in Bhopal

The victim, Salman Abdul, succumbed to injuries at a city hospital on Sunday, prompting police to take action.

india Updated: May 08, 2017 23:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bhopal
Muslim youth dies,Rashtriya Hindu Sena,Hindutva leader
A Muslim youth succumbed to his injuries after being beaten and run over by a vehicle in Bhopal. The main accused claims to be an Rashtriya Hindu Sena leader.(Representative image)

A 25-year-old youth was killed after he was allegedly beaten and run over by a vehicle occupied by four men in Bhopal.

The victim, Salman Abdul, suffered serious injuries and passed away at a city hospital on Sunday.

Two of the four accused — Shiva Patil and Rocky — were arrested. Main accused Shiva Patil claims to be the district president of Rashtriya Hindu Sena. The incident took place on Saturday when Patil, his brother Bharat Soni, friend Chotu and brother-in-law Rocky visited Shanti Nagar area. According to Sohail, Salman’s younger brother, the accused came to the parking area and damaged the windshields of vehicles parked there. One of the vehicles belonged to Salman. Someone informed Salman’s father that their vehicle was being damaged, following which he and Sohail rushed to the area.

There was a heated argument after which the accused started beating Sohail. Salman reached the spot and tried to rescue his brother but the men started beating him and he fell unconscious. They then allegedly ran over Salman and fled from the spot.

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First Published: May 08, 2017 23:27 IST