Mob set Muslim man’s home on fire over relationship with Hindu woman

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By Muslim Mirror

Two houses were set ablaze by an angry mob in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra on Friday, belonging to the family of a man who had eloped with a 22-year-old Hindu woman.

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Members of a fringe group “Dharam Jagran Samanvay Sangh” torched the house belonging to Sajid, a gym owner in Agra’s Runakta locality. An adjoining house, belonging to the family, was also set on fire, said reports, quoting police.

The mob was demanding the arrest of the man, who is a gym owner, accusing him of kidnapping the woman. Shops in the local market were also made to shut on Friday over the mob’s demand.

The police post in-charge was suspended after the incident for negligence and a probe has been ordered against the Sikandra station house officer.

“If found guilty, action will be taken against him as well,” Agra’s Senior Superintendent of Police Sudheer Kumar Singh was quoted as saying.

The woman went missing on Monday. She was traced two days later by the police, but Sajid’s whereabouts are still not known. Her family had filed a missing report, prompting a police search for the couple.

In a video that surfaced on social media, the woman said that she is an adult and had gone willingly with the man.

“Both are adults,” Senior Superintendent of Police Sudheer Singh said. He said the police will bring the woman to court.

He said that an FIR or police case has been registered against the mob that set the houses on fire and they will be arrested soon.

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