Muzaffarnagar riots victim dies after being into coma for years
Muzaffarnagar: Death of a victim after two and a half years of the Muzaffarnagar riots has brought the administration and police on their toes, reminding them about the horrific tale of 2013 communal clash.
Meher Alam, who was a resident of Rahmat Nagar locality in Muzaffarnagar, was in coma since he was attacked during the riots and breathed his last on Tuesday.
The deceased was returning from his workstation on September 7 in 2013 when a mob attacked him, inflicting serious injuries on him.
Later, he was rushed to the district infirmary from where he was referred to a hospital in Meerut and was eventually declared comatose by the doctors attending to him.
The senior officers rushed Alam’s house after his death but not before they took precautionary measures to avoid backlash, if any. The situation, however, remained peaceful much to the relief of the administration.
The Muzaffarnagar riots:
The clashes between the Hindu and Muslim communities at Muzaffarnagar in August–September 2013, resulted in at least 62 deaths and injured 93, leaving more than 50,000 displaced.
The riots have been described as ‘the worst violence in Uttar Pradesh', with the army, as a result, being deployed in the state for the first time in last 20 years.