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
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
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
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.
“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
Read more about the murder here- http://www.ibtimes.co.uk
It created a wave of anger among twitterati and people including famous personalities came in support of Ankit.
The murder is horrific
The killing of #AnkitSaxena by the family of the Muslim girl he loved is horrific, depraved and chilling. Unless the pernicious religious divide being tacitly nurtured on both sides stops, more innocents will die
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) February 3, 2018
The killing is shameful
#HonourKilling Muslim family kills #AnkitSaxena bright young self-learned photographer. Hearbreaking and shameful. Why I mention the religion, cos it’s a chance for Hindutva bigots to further vilify Muslims, though majority honour killings in India r among Hindus on caste issue
— Sanjukta Basu (@sanjukta) February 3, 2018
Girl’s family stabbed him
23 yr old man beheaded in Delhi. Was in love with a girl from the minority community. They were neighbours. Ankit went to meet the girl’s family. He wanted to get married. Girl’s family allegedly stabbed & beheaded him. Breaking on @IndiaToday #5live
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) February 2, 2018
Delhi edition cunningly hides the names of killers
@TOIIndiaNews Delhi edition cunningly hides the names and religious identity of #AnkitSaxena‘s Muslim killers. But had the killers been Hindus, they would have published names of Muslim victims in bold to present the whole community as victim of govt supported Hindu goons ! pic.twitter.com/r7vVEY6qY6
— Shaelesh (@Shaelesh) February 3, 2018
Killing in the name of religion is not acceptable
Utterly disturbing and heartbreaking to read about #AnkitSaxena ‘s cold blooded murder. Kill someone because he was in love?
Punish the murderers and do it fast so that no one commits a crime in the name of religion. We need humans not fanatics.
— Vishakha (@vishakhatalreja) February 3, 2018
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