25 Sept. 2016 Ahmedabad: SDPI Gujarat Unit submitted a memorandum with the District Magistrate Ahmedabad addressed to the Governor of Gujarat. The memorandum requested the honorable Governor to check the case of brutal killing of a youth by cow vigilantes and provide the victim’s family with essential sustenance.

The representatives contented that the plight of the victim’s family is sad and highly deplorable, as it has suffered unbearable loss as the deceased was the sole earning member of the family. The dependent of late Mohammed Ayyub are, father Is’haq, mother Meraj Banu, his widow with two children (one aged 4 years and the other aged 2 years), an unmarried sister Yasmin Banu and a younger brother Mohammed Arif.

It was further contented that the victim’s family doesn’t have an own house and is residing in a rented one and demanded from the government to provide one for proper rehabilitation.

In view of the assessment made by the Party delegation which visited the victim’s family at Vatva village Ahmedabad a few days ago, raised the following demands in regard of providing relief to the bereaved family:

  1. That a compensation of Rs. 1 Crore in view of the maintenance of father, mother, widow, two children, unmarried sister and unmarried brother.
  2. That the family does not own any house and is in a rented place, so a government accommodation must be provided.
  3. To provide sustenance to the family, younger brother of the deceased, Mohammed Arif must be provided a government job.
  4. All the accused persons be arrested immediately and provisions of National Secretary Act or other preventive law must be invoked.
  5. That PI Rana must be prosecuted for his foul role by registering a criminal case as well as initiating departmental proceedings against him.

It is to be noted that about a week ago a youth was mercilessly beaten in Vatva village by a cow vigilantes group. Late Mohammed Ayyub (29), an auto driver and Sameer Shaikh were the victims who were dragged out of their vehicle and thrashed the duo. Mohammed Ayyub succumbed to injuries whereas Sameer slipped away and was hospitalized. Meanwhile one of the attackers registered an FIR against late Ayyub and Sameer Shaikh, under the provisions of Prohibition of Animal Cruelty Act. Another FIR on behalf of Shaikh Sameer was also lodged against attackers.

SDPI National Vice President Adv. Sharfuddin Ahmad, while his delegation’s visit at the victim’s family, had alleged that the police tried every trick to protect the attacker and due to the police complicity the gau rakshak hooldlums were being saved from the law. And that no action was taken by the police against the accused persons and even after death the Section 302 of IPC was not added into the FIR. This led to a pubic fury and about 5,000 persons gathered in front of the mortuary.

SDPI Gujarat unit further petitioned the Governor citing the heartrending situation prevailing in the family of the victim and there is nothing for its sustenance and earnestly requested to provide the bereaved family with the essential sustenance.

Those present on the occasion and handed over the memorandum to the District Magistrate were Gujarat State General Secretary Imran Memon, Kalpesh Chauhan, Mrs. Kamala Ben Rathore, Jashoda Ben Shah, Sadik Hussain, Sajid Hindustani and Rafee.