Hate crimes against Muslims are on the rise in India as the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pursues a Hindu-supremacist foreign and domestic policy. Lynchings, beef killings, and other incidents of torture are reported daily from the country.
In a horrific incident, a pregnant Muslim woman and her two sisters were allegedly stripped and tortured inside a police station in Assam’s Darrang district. Kicked in her belly by a police officer, the pregnant woman started bleeding and lost her baby due to the torture.
The incident took place on September 8 and came to light only on Tuesday. After the alleged torture, the pregnant woman was admitted to a hospital where she lost the baby due to miscarriage. According to reports, Darrang district police picked up three sisters – Minuwara Begum, Sanuwara and Rumela from Sixmile area in Guwahati on September 8 night in connection with a kidnapping case and took them to Burha police outpost.
“We were brutally beaten up with sticks. My pregnant sister had pleaded to spare her as she was carrying a baby in her womb but Mahendra Sarma said we were acting. She lost the baby due to the assault,” one of the sisters of the pregnant woman told New Indian Express.
Talking about the case, an Assam Police SP said: “A Hindu girl was kidnapped by a Muslim youth. They (three sisters) were picked up in connection with the case.” He said he would take necessary actions following the receipt of the medical report.
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27 September, 2019