On July 29, a 25-year-old Muslim man was beaten to death near Dashrathpur village on the Meerut’s Delhi-Dehradun highway in Uttar Pradesh.
The victim, identified as Shavez, ran a tire puncture kiosk near the powerhouse in the vicinity and was a well-known figure among the locals.
According to eyewitness accounts, the incident occurred on Saturday night when Shavez was sleeping on a cot near his kiosk, as he did every day. The assailants mercilessly attacked him with sticks and bricks, inflicting severe blows to his head and face, leading to his tragic death.
Upon discovering the lifeless body on Sunday morning, a crowd of passers-by gathered around the spot. The news spread like wildfire, and soon, the victim’s relatives and villagers arrived at the scene. Outraged by the gruesome murder, the crowd expressed their grief and anger, demanding justice for the innocent life lost in such a brutal manner.
Local authorities were immediately informed of the incident, and the police arrived at the location to control the situation and pacify the agitated crowd.
Inspector Sanjay Sharma of Daurala police station assured the gathered people that the case would be thoroughly investigated, and the culprits would be brought to justice.
Shavez, who hailed from Walidpur village in the Daurala police station area, was known for running the tire puncture kiosk near the powerhouse for several years. Reports indicate that Sirajuddin had been married to Farha for six years, but the couple had no children.
Furkan, the grieving cousin, said that Shavez was a well-respected and hardworking individual, dedicated to his tire puncture business.
Police are currently investigating the case and the victim’s body has been sent to the postmortem house for further examination and evidence collection to aid the ongoing investigation.
Meerut Police said: “charges have been registered at Daurala police station, and further legal action is being taken.”