Massive protests have erupted in India after Rinku Sharma, a 25-year-old Hindu man from New Delhi was lynched by 25-30 Muslims.
On February 10, 2021 around 11pm, Islamic killers who were known to Rinku slaughtered and stabbed him to death outside of his home. These killers were reportedly furious by his Hindu activism and support of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Muslim mob, dragged Rinku outside his house, pinned him to the ground and stabbed him to death in front of his distraught parents.The group of Muslims carrying batons and knives also attacked and injured his parents, Rinku’s younger brother, a neighbor, and vandalised their home.
Watch the mob of Muslims rip Rinku Sharma from his home moments before his death:
Rinku Sharma lays dead with a knife in his back after being slaughtered by his Muslims neighbors to whom, Sharma was known to show kindness
Sharma’s family believes he was murdered, in large part for helping to raise funds for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, the famous Hindu temple where the Hindu God Lord Ram is said to have been born. His mother reported that on her son’s deathbed, he asked doctors to chant Jai Shri Ram (“Glory to Lord Rama” or “Victory to Lord Rama”). Rinku’s father also believes his son was targeted for his support of Prime Minister Modi.
As reported by indian magazine, Swarajya;
A of a distraught Manu [Rinku’s brother], speaking to the media after Rinku’s death, shows him saying that the Muslim group had been after the family ever since a spat broke out over a recent rally for Ram temple.
A video of Rinku’s mother speaking to Sudarshan news channel shows her saying that her son died over “Jai Shri Ram” slogan. “Jai Shri Ram ke chakkar mein maara gaya mera baccha,” she is seen telling the channel, adding that the Muslim family would object to Jai Shri Ram slogans raised outside their house.
Another video of Manu’s father Ajay Sharma, who looks inconsolable, shows him telling the channel that his son died for being a Modi supporter and a Ram bhakta.
Indians have taken to the streets to demand justice for Rinku Sharma in Delhi, India. Rinku’s younger brother Mannu attended the march.
Residents of Mangolpuri carry out a candle-light march:
Supporters gathered outside Rinku Sharma’s house on 12 February to show their love and support to the family
The police have arrested four suspects who killed Rinku, Mohammad Danish (36), Mohammad Islam (45), Zahid (26) and Mohammad Mehtab (20). Authorities arrested another man in connection to the murder identified as Tasuddin.
One year ago, Sharma reportedly donated blood twice to help the pregnant wife of one of one of the men accused of murdering him. Additionally, Police revealed that that victim had even helped the murderers brother get admitted to a hospital when he was sick with the coronavirus.
Rinku is now survived by his mother Radha Devi, father Ajay Sharma and brothers Ankit and Manu Sharma.
The Hindu community is terrified of further attacks by Muslims after the murder of Rinku for his religious beliefs. As one elderly neighbor stated, “They will kill us all. They will kill us one by one. The fear has increased a lot now. A lot. The boy was killed for taking Ram’s name”.