Madrasa student’s lynching: father says it is not communal matter

New Delhi: In a tragic incident, an 8-year-old madrasa student was lynched to death on Thursday in Begumpur locality of Malviya Nagar area, Delhi. The incident was the result of a scuffle between some minor boys from the adjacent JJ cluster after an argument over a playing space. Police have apprehended the four juveniles and registered a case of murder.

Azeem’s father, Khaleel Ahmed said, that the death was caused due to an accident and appealed not to politicize the matter. Khaleel Ahmed a resident of Mewat in Haryana, is a farmer by profession. Hindustan Times has quoted him as saying, “Please do not politicise my son’s death. This is not a communal matter. It was an accident. I used to speak to him regularly. He never suggested that he was being bothered or troubled by anyone.” 

Another 8-year-old boy, who was with Azeem on the fateful day narrated that “The five boys threw firecracker and stones at us. We were four and there were five. They thrashed Azeem and threw him on a motorcycle and a rickshaw, after which he fell unconscious. We informed our teachers who took him to the hospital.”

Azeem was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead by the doctors.