“It was very painful to see his dead body with my eyes, his blood was everywhere” mother cries for justice

Recently, the assassination of Rinku Sharma took the nation by shock as he was murdered in a brutal and barbaric manner, which reminds us of the killing of IB officer Ankit Sharma during the Delhi riots. This is truly unacceptable by any means and this needs to stop.

The 25-year-old man from New Delhi was brutally murdered by a Muslim mob on the night of 10 February, but not a single Liberal said a word. The incident took place on Wednesday night after the accused allegedly got involved in an argument with Rinku Sharma over their eatery business, which was shut due to huge losses.

Sharma’s mother Radha Devi was very painful to see her son’s dead body. She said his blood was everywhere. Devi told what happened that night and how brutally her son was killed.

Sharma’s mother Radha said, “We have known their family and were friends. But six months ago, there was some fight over money; I don’t know much. I want justice for my child; the accused should be hanged. I am not against the community, only their family.”

The victim’s brother said that a mob of assailants armed with knives and sticks forced their way in the house on Wednesday evening.

“Before we could understand what was going on, the mob surrounded us and started asking about my brother,” he said.

Rinku was then dragged outside the house, beaten brutally before being stabbed with a large knife in the back. He succumbed to the injuries in the hospital. Other family members were also assaulted.

Rinku Sharma’s mother claimed her son was shouting the slogan when he was killed, and alleged there were “30 to 40 people with lathi, sticks and knives”. 

Demanding justice for her son, Radha said, “I want police protection for my family and a government job for my other son.”

It has been learnt that Rinku Sharma reportedly once donated his own blood to save the life of the wife of one of the accused.

“We have been having issues with the accused since the last year. In August, we had organised a small event for Ram Mandir. They were angered by this but we ignored them. We have always been good neighbours; Rinku even donated blood to one of their family members when she was pregnant,” said Rinku’s brother Mannu.

The police arrested four of the five accused, identified as Nashruddin, Islam, Mehtab, Jahid and Tajuddin. The fifth person was taken into custody on Friday. Rinku is now survived by his mother Radha Devi, father Ajay Sharma and brothers Ankit and Manu Sharma.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.