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25-year-old Haryana man out to buy medicines killed by mob, family claims he was lynched

India Today logo India Today 18-05-2021 Tanseem Haider
Rajneesh Duggal standing in front of a body of water: Asif Khan death Asif Khan death

A mob in Mewat area of Gurgaon killed 25-year-old Asif Khan and thrashed two of his cousins while they were out to buy medicines and were travelling from Nuh to Sohna.

The incident took place in Nuh of Mewat when Asif Khan, who was a gym trainer, was returning home with his cousin brothers. The three were attacked by a mob and Asif was beaten to death while the two others were left with grievous injuries.

The incident led to tension in the area and locals blocked roads demanding the arrest of the attackers. Later when the police tried to disperse the protesting locals, they pelted stones at the policemen.

Asif Khan's family has alleged that the 25-year-old was lynched by the mob that attacked him with sticks, rods and stones and lynched him.

After killing Asif, the mob dumped his body in a village in Sohna.

When villagers found out about the body, they blocked the Gurgaon-Alwar road and started protesting. When Mewat police reached the spot, they pelted stones at the policemen.

The police later managed to disperse the protest, however, tension prevailed in the region, said DSP Sudhir Taneja.

Police have lodged a case and have also nabbed six people for questioning while the family has said more than 12 people were involved in the killing of Asif Khan.

(With inputs from Neeraj Vashistha)

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