The case of the beating and alleged chopping of a young man resident of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh has come to light. The incident of an alleged hate crime against the youth occurred in Panipat, Haryana, last month, where he had gone in search of employment. According to victim Ikhlaq Salmani (28), the attackers carried out the incident after seeing a religious tattoo on his arm. The police have registered an FIR in this case.
Went to Panipat for Seeking Job
According to Ikhlaq, a resident of the Nanauta area of Saharanpur , the incident took place on 23 August. On September 7, police registered a case after the victim was in a condition to give a statement on September six. According to the victim, he had gone to Panipat in search of work and lay in the park at Kishanpura Colony. During this time some unknown people came and saw the tattoo on the hand, asked the name and started beating.
Cut his Right Hand under his Elbow
Ikhlaq’s brother Ikram Salmani said, “Ikhlaq, injured after being beaten in the park, asked for water from a nearby house. But unfortunately, the house turned out to be the same people who had beaten him. This time, the attackers pulled him in and cut his right hand under his elbow with a wood-cutting saw, where a 786 tattoo was made. ‘ The attackers threw Ikhlaq near the railway track in an unconscious condition. The family and GRP police came to know about the incident after regaining consciousness the next morning. On September 7, a zero FIR was registered at GRP Panipat and the case was later transferred to Chandni Bagh police station in Panipat itself in September.
Sexual Harassment of a Child
On the day of the incident, a case of sexual harassment of a 7-year-old child was filed against Ikhlaq. Ankit Nandal, SHO of Chandni Bagh station, said, ‘Following the complaint of the child’s uncle and the Medico-legal report, a case was registered on August 27 under IPC and Poxo Act. The family accepted Ikhlaq’s beating for wrongdoing with the child but denied the incident was like cutting off hands. He said that an investigation is being done to cut Ikhlaq’s hand.