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Kashmiri Student Assaulted By Mob in Alwar, Probe On

Kashmiri Student Assaulted By Mob in Alwar, Probe On :- According to the police, a 21-year-old engineering student from Kashmir was assaulted by a mob in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on Wednesday night. The Kashmiri student, identified as Mir Faiz, is an aeronautical engineering college student. He has lodged a complaint to the police against the assault by the mob.

Kashmiri Student Assaulted By Mob in Alwar

According to the police, the student alleged that he was first attacked by three unidentified men who threatened him and forced him to wear women’s clothes and walk in the main market at Neemrana. While he was walking, a mob assaulted him and tied him to an electric pole.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Neemrana, Tejpal Singh told that they have not been able to verify the student’s claim about miscreants forcing him to wear women’s clothes and that it is being investigated.

The police said they have also been unable to identify or arrest anyone from the mob, though the assault in the market was recorded in videos. Based on the complaint, a first information report under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 143 (unlawful assembly), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 505 (intent to cause hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Neemrana police station against 15-20 unidentified people. Police, however, is also establishing credentials of the youth.

Police said the incident happened around 8 pm on Wednesday in Neemrana, where the youth is studying engineering. The investigating officer, Sub-Inspector Laxman Singh from Neemrana police station said, “The student was seen walking in the market dressed in women’s clothes. He was confronted by local people, who beat him up. He was tied to an electric post and the police were called.”

He further added, “The victim told us he was accosted by three unidentified men who made him wear women’s clothes and walk in the market in that attire. The student said he was threatened by the miscreants.”

His elder brother Faisal, who reached Neemrana on Thursday, said that the victim suffered multiple injuries. He further said that Faiz had gone to an ATM near his rented accommodation when the alleged incident took place. He said, “He told us that the men asked him to walk through the market, and not panic or run away. A crowd beat him. He survived because somebody called the police. He hasn’t been able to identify those men or his attackers.”

He further added that at the police station, the student “was questioned as if he was the accused” and the college administration too was not supportive in this regard.

Later on Thursday, the duo left for Delhi, where the elder brother works. The brother said that they would consult a doctor. He said, “We have not got his tests done… He does not remember whether the crowd used anything to beat him, because he was so traumatised.”

Meanwhile, Additional SP Singh said, “Preliminary investigation doesn’t quite corroborate the student’s claims, and we have found no evidence that he was forced to wear women’s clothing. We will know the truth after further investigation.”