A 15-year-old Muslim boy was set on fire by four people in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The teenager was allegedly forced to chant Jai Shri Ram.
The boy has been admitted in Kashi’s Kabir Chaura hospital. He is critical and has received 60 per cent burns.
The minor claimed that the men also forced him to chant Jai Shri Ram and when he didn’t do it, they beat him and set him on fire.
However, according to the police, the boy had given different statements to different people, so it seemed suspicious. It seemed he had been tutored. Police monitored CCTV footage of places he had mentioned and found that he had not been at any of those places.”
The police officer also claimed that witnesses saw the boy set himself on fire.
There have been a series of lynching incidents across the country, where victims were attacked for allegedly not chanting Jai Shri Ram.