Controversial politician Asaduddin Owaisi, known for his searing brand of politics, today shockingly gave a communal flair to the tragedy of the murder of a 2.5-year-old minor girl in Aligarh. Owaisi asserted that the media’s excessive coverage of the Aligarh murder incident was on the instructions of their ‘father figure’ to tarnish the image of the Muslims. The comments were essentially made in reference to the accused in the Aligarh murder case who are all Muslims.
Owaisi said, “I condemn the Aligarh incident, I condemn the SR Nagar incident. I also condemn the Gorakhpur rape incident. That Dalit girl is our daughter. I condemn the rape and murder of a 5-year-old girl in Indore. I condemn whatever happened in Gaya, Bihar. When a human becomes a demon, he starts behaving in this manner. But we have no hopes from our media. They will not show all these incidents. Because their father-figure told them to portray a community in a bad light.’
Owaisi slammed the media for not placing the same importance to other atrocities happening in the country as they are to the Aligarh murder. In an apparent reference to PM Modi, Owaisi alleged that the media is not showing all the other incidents and only concentrating on Aligarh murder because their ‘father figure’ had asked them to show a particular community in a bad light. The 4 accused arrested so far in the Aligarh murder case are all Muslims.
Tina (name changed), resident of Tappal, Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh, was choked to death by Zahid and Aslam over an argument with her family regarding a small loan amount of Rs 10000. The principal accused, Zahid had brutally strangled Tina with a dupatta (scarf) and hid the body in his house in a straw bag. After three days when the corpse started emitting a foul odour, Zahid threw Tina’s body in a pile of trash. Tina’s body was completely decomposed with her eyes gouged out.
Tina’s mother had already alleged that Aslam, the co-accused in Tina’s murder had earlier raped his own daughter, following which Aslam’s wife had fled to her parent’s home with her daughter.
In addition, the police have made two more arrests in the case on Saturday, including the wife of Zahid and his younger brother. So far, 4 arrests have been made in the case. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising of 6 members has been instituted and asked to submit their probe report within 3 weeks.