Man Dies While Saving Activist from Lynching by Angry Mob in Mumbai

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The local police have registered a case and further investigation is underway.

Caravan News

MUMBAI — In another case of mob-lynching, a 44-year-old man was killed while he was trying to save an activist from an angry mob in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex area, reports Mirror Now.

The deceased had suffered heavy injuries when he intervened in a clash between Syed Mohammad Rafique Chashmawala and a group of men. During the wee hours on Friday a group of nearly 30 men allegedly beat up Chashmawala, who post videos on Facebook about alleged builders’ mafia in the area, it is reported.

In the video which was shared online, he had accused the local corporator of being involved in the alleged scam, says the report.

The deceased was identified as Sheikh Zafar.

According to news agency ANI, the incident took place around 11 PM on Friday. The complainant was identified as Mohd Rafique Chashmawala who had posted the videos online from the past two years. Reportedly, he spoke about the irregularities by the local builders in the area and role of corporator in it.

Meanwhile, the issue turned into a heated argument when on Friday, corporator’s husband Shalim Qureshi went to Rafique’s house and the duo started fighting.

According to the senior Police Inspector, Bandra Kurla Complex, Kalpana Gadekar the deceased tried to stop the heated altercation and he suffered injuries to his head and died later. Rafique told ANI that the local corporator’s husband Shalim Qureshi, along with 30 men came to beat him after he posted a video on Friday.

The Mumbai Police have registered a case against five men and 25 unidentified people.

The deceased’s body has been sent for postmortem and the police investigation in the matter is underway.




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