Report Unearths the Roots of Muzaffarnagar Riots
The team also documented the stories of women and girls being gangraped. “The exact numbers are unknown, owing to the pressures of the family and community in the name of honour, which stops the women to report cases to the police. Also the administration has been biased and looks at the victims with contempt.” The report in its recommendations suggested a time-bound CBI enquiry into the incident, with arrests of people named in FIRs, among others.
Harkrishan’s son Gajender and other goons surrounded me and raised slogans like “in musalmano ko yaha se nikalo”. Then another man from the village, Rajkumar, said that he won’t let any harm come to them. He would guard them but he fled the spot, and then we got the information that the mosque was burnt. After listening to this we fled from the village. We came near the canal. I had an infant in [my] arms. While running my son fell into the canal and was drowned.
The mob was instigated and lead by local leaders of BJP who were instrumental in funding the rioting, killing and arsoning
After this, Krishan Chand’s son Subhash, Elam Chand’s son Sarvan and many others chased us. While running we called the Pradhan. The Pradhan told us that he won’t help us and would help his Jat brothers instead. We called the police Special Officer, he didn’t answer. Then another boy, Dawood, from our community, called another police officer, he also told him that he would help the Jats, not the Muslims. Dawood is in Kairana now. He also got injured.
While we were running from the goons we were caught and [they] raped us. They were more [than] 8–10 goons. We were gangraped. Somehow we managed to escape from there and called the chairman who rescued [us]. Now we appeal to the government to help us and come to the rescue. We cannot and will not go back to the village. We have been raped, our houses burnt, we will never feel safe again.
'Krishan dealer' set our houses ablaze and also provided oil to the others. Raju Ankit also murdered people and burnt their body.