One of two killed in Ranchi worked in mobile shop, other was awaiting Class 10 results: report
Two people have been killed in protests and clashes that erupted over derogatory remarks about Prophet Mohammed by now-suspended BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma.
The people, identified as Mohammed Mudassir Kaifi and Mohammed Sahil, died and more than two dozen people were injured in protests and clashes that rocked Ranchi on Friday following remarks made by two suspended BJP officials against the Prophet Muhammad, officials said.
The Soren-led government of Jharkhand has ordered an investigation into the incident even as shocking revelations about the incident emerge.
Family members and neighbors of the two people who died from gunshot wounds said they were not part of the motorcade to condemn the comments.
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Shakib Ansari, brother of Mohammed Sahil, said he did not take part in Friday’s protest march.
“My brother Md Sahil had gone to Ranchi Main Road for some work after Friday Namaz. He was not part of the motorcade, but he was shot and died,” Ansari told reporters.
A neighbor and former ward commissioner where the 20-year-old boy lived said The Indian Express that his father was a car driver and that the young man worked in a traveling shop.
“Sahil studied up to intermediate level and worked in a traveling shop. His father is a car driver and the family is in complete shock. He was shot in the stomach. His last rites were performed at 15 hours today demanded compensation from the government, Salauddin told the publication.
Mohammed Parvez, the father of Kaifi, the second dead on Friday, said he had no idea how his “underage” son was shot and injured as he was not part of the motorcade.
Mudassir Kaifi was waiting for his class 10 results, his uncle said THAT’S TO SAY.
“We don’t even know how he became a member of the mafia. He was shot in the head. His father works as a laborer and he was the only child of his parents,” he said.
According to state hospital records, Kaifi was 22 years old.
Tension prevailed in Ranchi on Sunday as police tightened security in sensitive areas and registered 25 FIRs against ‘thousands’ of people following violent protests over controversial comments about the Prophet Muhammad.