Ankit Saxena Murder: A Brutal Killing in The Name of Religion

Murder of Ankit Saxena
Murder of Ankit Saxena

A Hindu man from New Delhi was brutally stabbed and beheaded in public because he was in love with a Muslim girl.

According to the police, Ankit, was in a serious relationship with a 20-year-old girl who was from another community. The incident took place when Ankit was on his way to meet his girlfriend. He was caught by girls family in Raghubir Nagar. Ankit was kicked and punched by the girl’s father and uncle. Then they stabbed him and slit his throat using a sharp weapon.

Kamlesh mother refused to forgive the apathy of the bystanders

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She said” There were dozens of people watching my son get beaten up, but no one saved him. My son was a body builder himself, but he was helpless when the murderers held and killed him. The sight of the woman’s father wielding a Khukri knife have scared others,”

One of the killer is a minor

Murder of Ankit Saxena
Murder of Ankit Saxena

Police have arrested girl’s father, uncle and mother for the cruel murder. The girl’s brother is a minor aged between 16 and 18 years. He was detained and sent to a correction home.

According to the sources, police can request the court to treat him as an adult.

At one point, Ankit managed to get up and tried saving his helpless mother- Eyewitness

Murder of Ankit Saxena
Murder of Ankit Saxena

When Ankit got up to save his mother, the killers held Ankit by his arms and dragged him to the edge of the footpath. Then, girl’s father stabbed him twice on his ribs and slit open his throat by a big sharp knife.After that they mercilessly threw Ankit saxena on the edge of the footpath and fled. Source- TOI

Ankit Saxena’s family rushed him to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Murder of Ankit Saxena
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“I tried to stop the bleeding but my hand went through the wound,” his mother Kamlesh said. Girl’s family told police their daughter went missing around 7:45 pm on Thursday which made them believe Ankit had abducted the Girl. However, police said the Girl was waiting for Ankit Saxena at the Tagore Garden metro station to meet him. Source- IndianExpress.Com

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It created a wave of anger among twitterati and people including famous personalities came in support of Ankit. 

Murder of Ankit Saxena
Murder of Ankit Saxena

The murder is horrific

The killing is shameful

Girl’s family stabbed him

Delhi edition cunningly hides the names of killers

Killing in the name of religion is not acceptable

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