Zainul Ansari lynching: National Minority Commission issues notice to Bihar govt.

Bihar: National Minority Commission issued a notice to the home ministry of Bihar government in connection with the brutal killing of elderly person Zainul Ansari during Sitamarhi communal riots. The commission directed the ministry to reinvestigate the matter and submit the report within one month.

The move came after a delegation of Sitamarhi Sangharsh Samithi called on Commission Chairman at the head office of National Minority Commission and demanded a high-level probe into the riots occurred on October 19, 2018, so as to bring the perpetrators to justice.

According to Inquilab NCM chairman Mr Ghayurul Hasan told that the Commission will also form a committee which would inquire into the matter.

82-year-old Zainul Ansari was killed in communal clash 3 weeks ago, a day after Dussehra. He was cycling his way home 7 km away after visiting his sister. Hours later, on October 20, Ansari’s body was found – burnt, with both arms and legs charred. According to his family, Ansari was caught by a frenzied mob and killed.