On Thursday, the fully burnt bodies of two Muslim youths were found inside a vehicle in Bhiwani, Haryana. The deceased were identified as Junaid and Nasir, residents of Ghatmeeka village in the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. Bajrang Dal’s cow vigilante Monu Manesar and his associates have been accused of burning these two youths alive on suspicion of cow smuggling, while the family members have also accused the police of complicity.
Know about Junaid and Nasir
The deceased Junaid, 35, and Nasir, 28, were residents of Ghatmeeka village in the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. This village is close to the Haryana border.
According to Nasir’s brother Mohammad Jabir, ‘Nasir was a car driver and Junaid had a small shop in the village. Both had gone to visit their relative in the nearby Bhorubas Sikri village that day in a Bolero car. They stayed the night and were returning home on Wednesday, February 15 next day in the morning. On the way, the CIA stopped their car near Gopalgarh and interrogated them. The people of Bajrang Dal were also present there. Seeing this, Junaid and Nasir took the car forward.’
‘Seeing them running away, the CIA Haryana rammed the car from the front and the Bajrang Dal men hit it from behind. After that, Junaid and Nasir were dropped there and beaten up in the presence of the police. All this was witnessed by the villagers present there.’ added Md.Jabir.
According to Ismail, the cousin of the deceased Junaid, ‘The Bajrang Dal men took Junaid and Nasir and after beating them badly reached the Firozpur-Jhirka police station in Haryana, where the police refused to take Junaid and Nasir, into custody, because they were almost dead and there was no proof of cow killing.’
‘After not being taken into custody by the police, Bajrang Dal leader Monu Manesar, Rinku Saini, and 7-8 others took the two brothers to the Loharu area, 200 km away, where both were burnt alive in the back seat of Bolero,’ said Ismail.
After the news spread on social media, the family members came to know about Junaid and Nasir’s death.
Both were cremated at 5 pm amid protests. The Rajasthan government has announced to give 20 lacks each to the families of the deceased.
Arrests in the case
In this case, the Rajasthan Police has registered a case against 5 people. The main accused Monu Manesar is absconding, the police have arrested Rinku Saini, the driver, who has given the names of his accomplices but has not named Monu Manesar yet. Rinku has also confessed that they took Junaid and Nasir to the Haryana Police, and the police refused to take them into custody.
Who is the accused Monu Manesar?
Mohit Yadav alias Monu Manesar is the head of the Bajrang Dal Gaurakshak wing. He lives in Manesar, Haryana. Has gone underground after the murder of Junaid-Nasir.
By releasing a video, he said all the allegations leveled against him are wrong, he is being forcibly implicated in the case.
Monu Manesar has been accused of two murders and one attempt to murder in 20 days.
The terror of this cow protection group is spreading in Haryana.
On January 28, 2023, a man named Waris was killed in a Santro car on the Bhiwadi-Tawadu road. The family members of Waris had also accused Monu and his associates of murder.
Asaduddin Owaisi has appealed to Prime Minister Modi in this matter to express greif over the death of Junaid and Nasir.
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