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Fifty-year-old Muslim man lynched in Bihar’s Araria over cattle theft suspicion

The mob lynching took place at Bhavanipur village under Fulkaha Police station which falls in the Forbesganj sub-division and borders Nepal. The incident that killed Mohammed Siddiqui took place on December 8, but only came to light on December 10. It is claimed that stolen cattle are often sold to nearby slaughterhouses. A villager raised an alarm after he spotted a few men allegedly stealing buffaloes and bullocks owned by Sanichar Bariyet, a resident of the village. Fulkaha Police station in-charge said, “As villagers started chasing the accused, one of the cattle thieves allegedly fired a gunshot in the air to scare away the villagers. However, while others managed to flee the spot taking advantage of the fog, Mohammed Siddiqui was caught and beaten up by the people with wooden sticks and fists. There was an estimated gathering of around 100 people. We are questioning villagers to identify the attackers. An FIR has been lodged against unknown persons.” Mohammed Siddiqui was later identified as a resident of Supaul.

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Incidence on
Dec. 8, 2021, 4:13 p.m.

Nature of Violence
  • Act of Violence
Prime Facie Factors
  • Mob lynching

Name of the Victim
Mohammed Siddiqui
Name of the Perpetrator
Mob Attack

Action taken so far
FIR registered.


Bihar,    India

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