Breaking: Man shot at in Begusarai for his ‘Muslim name’

Breaking: Man shot at in Begusarai for his ‘Muslim name’

A video of the injured youth speaking about the incident has gone viral on social media.

A youth Mohd. Qasim was shot at in Begusarai district on Sunday morning allegedly after he was asked his name.

An FIR has been lodged at the local Cheria-Bariarpur police station of the district but the accused has not been arrested yet, said the police.

A video of the injured youth speaking about the incident has gone viral on social media.

Mr. Qasim, son of Aghanu Mia of Khanjahanpur Panchayat of ward no. 11, was shot at in Kumbhi village under Cheria-Bariyarpur police station on Sunday morning allegedly by Rajiv Yadav of the village.

Mr. Qasim is a detergent salesman and he had gone to Kumbhi village on his bike for his business purposes.

“I was stopped by Rajiv Yadav and he asked me my name…when I told him my name he fired at me and said you should go to Pakistan,” said Mr. Qasim in the video and the FIR lodged at the local police station.

“The attacker Rajiv Yadav was drunk and when he started loading another cartridge in his pistol I pushed him and fled away,” he added further.

Shot in the back, Mr. Qasim is heard saying in the video that “no one witnessing the incident came to his rescue and somehow” he reached the police station and the police took him to the sadar (town) government hospital for further treatment.

“Yes, Mohd. Qasim has lodged an FIR in the incident at local Cheria-Bariarpur police station and has also named one person in the FIR…we are conducting raid to arrest him but he is at large,” Begusarai Superintendent of Police Awakash Kumar told The Hindu over phone.

BJP leader Giriraj Singh won the Lok Sabha poll from the constituently recently, defeating CPI candidate and former JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar by over 4.5 lakh votes.

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