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Dissatisfied with progress, families of Ranchi lynching and alleged police killing write to NHRC and Minister

Counter FIRs filed against deceased and their families in both cases; families struggling to make ends meet

Ranchi: The families of both – the Ranchi lynching victim and the alleged police killing case, are living in despair. None are satisfied with the progress in the respective cases.

Mumtaz Ansari, father of Wasim Sajjad wrote to Hemant Soren’s cabinet minister and Garhwa MLA Mithilesh Thakur, who had intervened and helped register an FIR against the accused police inspector.

The father of Wajid Ansari, Hafizul Rehman wrote to the Human Rights Commission, Delhi seeking justice for his 21-year-old son, who was lynched within a kilometre of his village in the Chanho block of Ranchi on April 8, on suspicion of theft.

Significantly, in both cases, counter FIRs have been made against the deceased and their family members.

Letter to Hemant Soren minister

Ansari wrote to Minister Thakur for a speedy trial. 25-year-old Wasim, a resident of Garhwa, a graduate working in L&T company in Mumbai, was allegedly beaten to death by a police inspector.

“In a case registered under section 302, without the suspension of the accused inspector Krishan Kumar, no fair probe will be done. And not only the suspension, but we demand that a judicial probe to be ordered to investigate my son’s murder,” Mumtaz Ansari, a government primary school teacher, told eNewsroom over the phone.

He also informed me that the only progress in the case that has taken place so far is that the IO (investigative officer) has recorded his statement. “But do you believe that a junior officer will initiate or take action against his senior?” questioned the father.

Ansari is planning to move to the High Court demanding a fair trial and judicial probe into his son’s alleged killing by the police inspector Krishan Kumar.

eNewsroom has contacted Minister Thakur and waiting for his reply.

ranchi lynching garhwa police killing wajid ansari

Local police did not register the case when my son was beaten, leading to mental imbalance: Father

The father of Wajid, who was himself a volunteer of a human rights NGO, wrote to the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi informing the body, how his son was beaten badly in a road rage case prior to his lynching.  He has alleged that the assault had affected Wajid’s mental well-being. Wajid’s nose was broken during assault. His father maintained that that the by was so much disturbed by the attack on him that he would often wander out of his house, uttering bhai-chacha to to people he met.

“When my mentally disturbed son, who was termed a thief by the mob, was being beaten on the night of April 8, police with its jeep was present on the spot,” Hafizur Rehman alleged in the letter to NHRC.

“Later, officer-in-charge Ranjay Kumar and the clerk prepared their own FIR and took the sign of my elder son Sahid Ansari,” he added.

Rehman had previously told that except the three accused, who have been arrested by the police, others (more than half a dozen) names have not been included in the FIR; he mentioned the same, it too in the letter.

Hand to mouth

The sister of Wajid, Kaushar Jahan informed eNewsroom that the family that her 21-year-old brother was the main support system for the family and the old parents.

“We have no meals to eat. I do not know how my 70-year-old father will fight for justice in my brother’s case,” rued Kaushar.

Sharing below the bank details of Wajid Ansari’s mother at the request of Kaushar.

Meratun Khatun

A/C No: 490318210003850 (Bank of India)

IFSC Code: BKID0004903

MICR Code: 834013509

Branch: Tangar

Bank account details of Wasim Sajjad’s mother

Sanjida Khatun

A/C: 38353765751 (State Bank of India)

IFSC: SBIN0003440

Branch: Nagarutari

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