CPIML Team Meets Family Members of Jalalpur Mob-Lynching Victim

On July 5, 2023, a state-level team of CPI(ML) visited Jalalpur in Saran district, where a brutal incident of mob lynching took place on June 28 in Bihar’s Saran district. The investigating team met the family members of the 55 year old Mohammed Zahiruddin who was killed by the mob and got detailed information about the incident.

The investigating team spoke to Mohammad Ali alias Bachchu Babu at his residence in Majhwalia village of Nagra block. He said that on June 28, three workers, including his driver and Munshi, were carrying bones of dead animals to a registered factory in Janata Bazar, Tajpur.

The vehicle broke down near Bangra village in Jalalpur block. In the meantime, two people came and accused the workers of carrying beef and started creating a communal situation. Soon, a mob of around 40-50 people arrived and started beating them up. The mob also attacked the police who reached the spot. Zahiruddin was taken to hospital but was declared dead. The two other workers managed to escape.

The CPI(ML) investigation team has said that this incident of lynching was not a accident but a pre-planned conspiracy by the BJP-RSS to create communal tension in the region. The team noted that Saran district is the target of BJP and RSS and there have been many incidents of mob lynching and assaults against Muslims in recent times.

The team demanded strong action against the accused in the mob-lynching. The team also called upon the district administration to provide security to the survivors and take immediate actions to ensure that attempts to create communal polarisation in the area are foiled.

The investigation team comprised Comrades Amarnath Yadav ex-MLA (Darauli), Mahfuz from Siwan, CPI (ML) Saran district secretary Chairman Rai and others.

Jalalpur Mob-Lynching Victim