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Abrar succumbs, death toll of anti-CAA protestors reaches 32

Abrar succumbs, death toll of anti-CAA protestors reaches 32
A police personnel aims his gun towards protesters during demonstrations against CAA in Meerut. Representation photo: AFP

Agra: 28-year-old daily-wage worker, Mohammad Abrar, who took a bullet in his spinal cord, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday night. With this, death toll in the December 20 violence in Firozabad rose to seven and the death toll of anti-CAA protestors reached to 32.

Abrar, a resident of Masrurganj Gali No. 10 under Rasoolpur police jurisdiction area, is survived by six-year-old son Mohammad Yusuf and physically-challenged wife Farhana Begum.

Abdul Mutalib, younger brother of Abrar, told that the later was discharged from Delhi’s Apollo Hospital after a surgery on January 9. On Sunday night, he complained of uneasiness and severe pain in the back and died within a few minutes.

Abrar’s family alleged that many hospitals, including AIIMS, turned him away. He could be admitted to Apollo Hospital only after AAP’s Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan came to their rescue.

Recalling the fateful day, Abrar’s brother said “On December 20 afternoon, he was returning from work when he was caught in the clashes between stone-pelters and police. He was shot in his spinal cord and also had injuries in his arm. We found him lying in a pool of blood near Naini Glass Chouraha around 7:30 pm.”

TOI quoted Firozabad superintendent of police (city) Prabal Pratap Singh as saying, “This is the seventh death in December 20 violence. An FIR will be lodged based on the written complaint of the victim’s relatives.”

According to the Hindu, by January 6, deaths of at least 31 people were related to the violence that ensued during the protests.

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