A brother of a Muslim girl killed her boyfriend because he belonged to the Hindu religion. The Gujarat Police arrested Shakir for brutally assaulting and killing a 22-year-old man named Mithun Thakur in Rajkot, Gujarat.
Thakur was in love with Shakir's sister Sumaiyya Kadivaar and their inter-faith relationship was disapproved by the accused. He, along with his three unnamed associated, went to Thakur's house in Rajkot and beat him to death.
After the incident, the Muslim girl, namely Sumaiyya, attempted suicide. “We got to know that the accused’s sister had attempted suicide. She is stable now”, said Pravin Kumar, DCP (Zone-I) of Rajkot. The Police have booked the accused under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Mithun (22) and Sumaiyya (18) were in love, and Shakir had found them talking to each other on the phone. He then threatened Thakur to stay away from his sister.
This was the second incident within a month in which a Hindu boy was killed for having a relationship with a Muslim girl. Recently, a young man named Billapuram Nagaraju was stabbed to death in full public view by the family of his Muslim wife outside the Saroornagar Tehsildar’s office in Hyderabad. The video of the brutal act had gone viral on social media platforms.
In the previous month, on April 8, 2022, a 24-year-old man from Gujarat’s Sarkhej was beaten up by three of his wife’s Muslim family members. In a complaint, victim Lalit Khandvi said that during the wee hours, Simran’s mother Zulekha, her sons-in-law Javed Multani and Taiyab Multani forcefully entered his house and dragged Simran away. Three other men had accompanied Simran’s family, who brutally thrashed the Hindu youth as he tried to stop Simran from being kidnapped.
When the news on social media went viral, the people expressed disapproval and demanded justice for a Hindu boy. Following are some reactions-