Harassed Muslim fodder seller sets himself ablaze in Punjab

13, Oct 2015

Oct 13 2015 : The Times of India (Mumbai)
A Muslim man, who had been selling fodder outside a cow shelter, set himself on fire on Monday afternoon after being harassed by an employee of the gaushala.
Having suffered nearly 40% burns, Eid Mohammad (35) recorded his statement before a magistrate and said he was being harassed for the past week because he was a Muslim selling fodder. He has accused the employee of insisting that he move away from his spot on the Bathinda-Dabwali road.
On Monday , Eid poured pet rol on himself and set himself on fire, after which passers-by and volunteers from NGO Sahara Jan Sewa took him to the civil hospital.
He has now been shifted to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College in Faridkot. Police have registered a case against one Monu on charges of abetment to commit suicide.


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