Haryana Palwal: In Palwal, Haryana, three friends have been accused of brutally killing a friend of their own. Meanwhile, a video goes viral on social media, being told of the same incident. In this video, some boys are seen beating a young man.
In the video, a boy who has been beaten up calls himself a Hindu, and the young man is being beaten up as a Muslim. It is also seen in the video that the boy who is being beaten falls to the ground. According to the police, the deceased’s name is Rahul Khan, and his age is 22 years.
Did police deny the communal angle?
According to the Indian Express report, the police have not found any communal angle. Palwal City DSP Yashpal Khatana said,
“The family of the deceased has not mentioned any communal angle in their complaint so far. We have also got a CD of that video clip. In which the accused are seen beating the victim. We will send this CD for forensic examination.”
The police have arrested three of his friends Akash, Vishal and Kalua, for the murder of Rahul Khan. According to the Indian Express report, the police have said that the three accused have confessed to killing Rahul while intoxicated. According to the police, these friends fought over mobile. DSP Yashpal Khatana said,
“The four had gone to Hoshangabad to attend a wedding. After which, he returned to Rasulpur village. All four drank alcohol. Rahul hid Kalua’s mobile. When Kalua searched the mobile, he knew that it was with Rahul. After which, there was a quarrel between them.
The accused started beating Rahul. The accused took Rahul near a canal. Where again, he was hit with rods and sticks. This is where one of the accused, Akash, made the video”.
Pretended to have an accident
DSP Yashpal Khatana also said that the three accused called Rahul’s family to hide their crime and said that he was injured in the accident. Rahul’s family members reached the spot, and they first got an FIR registered for the murder of Rahul due to the collision of an unknown vehicle. Akram Khan, a relative of Rahul, told The Indian Express,
“When we reached Kalua’s house, Rahul was almost unconscious. He had a severe head injury. He was also injured in his hands and feet. We believed the words of his friends. We immediately took him to the hospital. Where he died. During treatment, he told his sister that he had been beaten up. But at that time, we did not suspect anything”.
Akram Khan further said that he saw a viral video on 15 December. Based on which he lodged an FIR. Akram Khan said that Rahul’s friends beat him a lot. He also attacked him with something like an axe. He was given drugs. He was asking her to have a feast, but she refused.
Akram Khan further said, ‘In the video, those who beat Rahul are seen saying that he is a Muslim. Police should investigate whether there is a communal angle behind this or not. We want justice. According to the post-mortem report, Rahul Khan was hurt at 18 places.