Farrukhabad, July 14: A Muslim family of 10 members travelling in train became a victim of communal violence in Farrukhabad area of Uttar Pradesh. According to a report, the family was assaulted with rods, looted by strangers, abused by mobs and their women were molested by the fringe group present inside the train. After the attack by men who barged into their coach, men, women and even a child with disabilities were admitted to a hospital in Farukkhabad in Western Uttar Pradesh. A video of the entire incident has also started surfacing on social media.Also Read - CM Yogi Adityanath Announces Rs 25 Per Quintal Hike in Sugarcane Purchase Price in BIG Poll Bonanza For UP Farmers
According to reports, eight members of the family, including women and children were seriously injured, while two sustained minor injuries. The Uttar Pradesh Government Railway Police have picked up three persons for questioning but no arrests have been made yet. Also Read - UP Cabinet Expansion: Jitin Prasada Takes Oath as Minister in Yogi Adityanath's Team
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There are still not confirmed reports that what provoked the mob to attack the family but some reports suggest that the family objected when some of the attackers tried to snatch a mobile phone from the disabled child. Soon after the heated conversation between the family and other travellers became intense, the mob started thrashing the family, police said.
Some reports suggest that a young man travelling in the train molested a girl of the family and was beaten up, after which he called reinforcements to “take revenge”. His friends and people from his village allegedly climbed on the train when it stopped at the next station.
What can be seen through the video that the family, who have feared the attack, had bolted their compartment after the argument but more than 20 people forced their way in the compartment.
A woman who was injured after the attack said, “They kept beating us…they robbed us, took away our jewellery”. Another victim who was also attacked by the mob said that his little boy was “slapped and thrashed by locals”.
The family claimed that the police couldn’t arrive on time as the emergency 100 helpline was not working.
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The incident is chillingly similar to another attack that took place last month of teenager Junaid Khan and his friends on a train in Haryana after an argument over a seat. Sixteen-year-old Junaid was stabbed to death by a mob that also called him and his companions “beef-eaters”.