Muslim Driver Found Dead in Gurugram, Family Alleges He was Killed over Nuh Violence


Waquar Hasan | Clarion India

GURUGRAM – In a shocking incident that has sent shockwaves through the community, a 60-year-old Muslim driver, Abdur Razzaq, hailing from Haryana’s Nuh district, was discovered dead in Gurugram. Razzaq, a resident of Tapkan village in Nuh, had embarked on a routine trip to Gurugram, transporting goats. However, he failed to return home, leaving his family deeply concerned.

Upon realizing his absence, Shakir, Razzaq’s son, initiated a frantic search, eventually leading the family to Gurugram. Their worst fears were realized when they found Razzaq’s vehicle parked at Sector 33, the same area where he had gone to deliver the goats. Tragically, Razzaq’s lifeless body was discovered near the main road in Sector 33.

In a complaint filed at the Sadar police station, Shakir voiced his suspicions, alleging that his father had been targeted due to the recent violence in Nuh. It is worth noting that Nuh had experienced a spate of violence on July 31st, during which Muslims and their properties were attacked in various parts of Haryana. Gurugram, in particular, had been severely affected, witnessing the brutal murder of an imam in the first week of August.

Imran, a relative of Razzaq, confirmed that an FIR (First Information Report) had been registered in the case. As of now, a post-mortem examination is underway to establish the precise circumstances surrounding Razzaq’s untimely demise. However, there is a prevailing suspicion within the family that individuals affiliated with Hindutva groups may be responsible for the gruesome murder.

“After the violence in Nuh, an atmosphere of hatred has been brewing, and the situation remains tense. While we have maintained peace in our areas, Gurugram appears to be fostering an atmosphere of hostility. We believe this incident has occurred against this backdrop,” Imran expressed.

Razzaq had been a long-standing driver with an extensive knowledge of the city. “We suspect the involvement of Hindutva groups, particularly the Bajrang Dal. The signs on his body indicate that he was brutally assaulted by a group of individuals. His neck was broken, and he bore severe injuries from punches and kicks. We await the findings of the post-mortem report for more clarity,” Imran added.

This tragic incident follows another disturbing case in Haryana, where a Muslim auto driver named Amir was found dead in Sohana district a few weeks prior. Amir, originally from Nuh but residing in Faridabad with his family, exhibited signs of injuries, and his auto-rickshaw was significantly damaged.

As investigations into these unsettling incidents unfold, concerns are mounting over the safety and security of minority communities in Haryana, particularly in the wake of escalating tensions and violence.

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