Gujarat: Muslim man dies in police custody, family alleges torture, demands probe

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By Muslim Mirror Staff

32-year-old Qasim Abdullah Hayat was found dead at Godhra B Division police station in Gujarat on Tuesday. He was arrested on charges of transporting beef.

Police said he died by suicide while his family alleges that he was tortured at the lock-up before his death. They demanded a probe into his demise, The Indian Express reported.

A relative of the deceased was quoted by TIE as saying, “I met Qasim on September 14 at the police station. He told me that the police beat him up and were forcing him to confess that he was carrying beef. When I came with his tiffin and tea this morning around 7.30am, police did not let me in… They did not tell me that he had died. Someone from the police station told us that he was tortured the previous night.”

According to the FIR registered by the police, on September 14, the police patrol team received a tip-off that the accused was carrying cow meat on a two-wheeler from Sevaliya to Godhra, following which a team intercepted the two-wheeler at the Godhra Bhamaiyya overbridge.

The accused have been booked under the Indian Penal Code Section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle), the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 Section 11 (treating animals cruelly), and under the Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 2017


  1. Torture of third degrees by police under custody are very very common especially minority & Dalit for making confessions & next day he is dead. Custodial death of culprit in jail will not stop unless stringent actions either by court on sou’moto or state administeration against thana-incharge & & his colleagues is not done.

  2. fanaticism is rule of Modi ,which had been decried but now supported by The West.God has created the world for man,and man for Man to worship Him

  3. Once I thought India was great. Democracy was At the top of its agenda. May modi pay for his sins. The educated illiterate son of a cow needs to be in prison for his crimes against humanity. If he doesn’t pay in this world be sure he will pay one day. And the sheep that follow him blindly need to become lions and bite modi’s head off because India is not as great anymore thanks to his behaviour


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