Haryana police formed a special investigation team on Friday after a Muslim barber alleged his correct arm was once hacked off by four people in Panipat on August 24.
Akhlaq Salmani, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur, told police his arm was once chopped off around 1.30am on August 24 in Panipat town, where he had gone on the lookout for a job. Salmani’s brother, Ikram, alleged the crime was once dedicated after the culprits allegedly spotted the number 786 tattooed on his correct arm. “My brother’s hand was once cut because 786 was once written on his hand,” alleged Ikram. The number 786 has a holy context in Islamic devout scriptures.
Panipat superintendent of police, Manisha Chaudhary, confirmed the crime but added that Salmani did not mention the tattoo in his complaint. The FIR, lodged on September 7, said around 1.30am on August 24, Salmani was once close the Kishanpur area of Panipat, on the lookout for water. When he knocked at a house, four people allegedly attacked him with sticks and bricks, dragged him to a nearby saw machine and chopped his correct arm off with a chainsaw. They later dumped him close the railway track, the FIR added.
Then again, a second FIR filed on September 7alleged that Akhlaq sodomised a young boy on August 23 and his hand was once bring to a halt when he fell on nearby railway tracks while fleeing from the spot. Both the FIRs were filed on September 7 after he recorded his remark from a hospital bed at PGIMS, Rohtak, where police admitted him after spotting him on railway tracks on August 24.
“An SIT under Panipat DSP Satish Vats has been formed to enquire both the cases and the police will soon contact Akhlaq to enroll in the investigation,” said Chaudhary.
When Salmani reached his home in Nanauta town of Saharanpur district on September 8, his circle of relatives alleged he was once attacked on account of his religion. This sparked a political row with Saharanpur MP and Bahujan Samaj Party leader Fajlur Rehman, Samajwadi Party district president Rudrasen and Bhim Army district president Raj Gautam visiting Salmani’s home.