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Muslim man murdered for celebrating BJP’s win in UP, CM Yogi orders probe

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered an inquiry into the murder of a Muslim man who was killed allegedly by his neighbours for celebrating the BJP’s win in the UP assembly election.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered an inquiry into the murder of a Muslim man in Kushinagar, for purportedly promoting the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Babar Ali, a 25-year-old Muslim man, died on Sunday after being beaten up allegedly by his neighbours in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district for participating in the BJP’s election campaign and celebrating its victory in the recently-held state polls, police said.

He was thrashed on March 20 in Kathargarhi and succumbed to his injuries during treatment at a hospital in Lucknow. When his body was taken to his village on Sunday, his family refused to perform the last rites and demanded the arrest of the perpetrators, they said.

According to Babur’s family, their neighbours were miffed over the fact that Babur used to promote the BJP. After the results to the UP Assembly polls were declared on March 10 in which the BJP registered a landslide victory, Babur had distributed sweets in the locality, his family claimed. His neighbours had repeatedly warned him about not supporting the BJP, the family claimed.

Expressing grief over the incident, CM Yogi Adityanath has now ordered a probe into the incident.

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