The five men attempting to lynch Adam Khan in Nalasopara for a suspected theft have been arrested. Khan is also booked for theft.
Adam Khan’s attempted lynching in Nalasopara got the Pelhar police to arrest five persons who nearly killed him for their suspicion that he stole valuables from a jewellery shop. According to reports, the man identified as Adam Khan (27) was trying to steal valuables from a shop and he was assaulted following that. The incident happened four days ago.
Khan’s father, Sher Mohamed Khan, said that he [Adam] was going to a nearby restroom on November 29 when a person named Mukesh Dubey suddenly appeared and claimed that he is a thief. He added that he was hit on his head and leg.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media. In the graphic video, locals are seen thrashing Adam although he is brutally attacked, bleeding, and begging to be left alone. In the 45-second-long clip, it is seen that a man is hitting him with a stick while another man kicked him in his stomach.
The IE report stated the police said that Adam had broken into a jewellery shop and was caught trying to steal valuables and soon after people gathered at the spot and started assaulting him.
Reportedly, the on-lookers around the spot informed the police. The cops registered a case under relevant sections and were arrested. The police have also booked Adam Khan for theft based on the complaint filed by the owner of the jewellery shop.
The two stories do not tally and a full investigation needs to be conducted, people express. The communal angle is being criticized, but it also needs to be looked into because such incidents are escalating in frequency, over time.