Image courtesy: Hindustan Times

TDN World Desk: Amid dismal grief and mourning atmosphere Tabrez’s mother-in-law spoke up about the death of her son-in-law.

Talking to Hindustan Times Shehnaz Begum said, “My son-in-law would have been alive had the administration showed a little bit of sympathy and given the minimum medical attention.”

“First it was the religiously motivated mob that meted out instant justice, and secondly, the administration committed cold-blooded murder by letting Tabrez die of excruciating pain. To save his life, the police at least could have admitted him in any hospital,” she said.

So far 11 men and 2 officers have been suspended in connection with Tabrez’s death. The day he was brutally thrashed and made to chant Jai Shri Ram Tabrez was returning to his home after meeting his aunt from Jamshedpur on June 17 night when some people of Dhatkidih village caught hold of him and branded him a thief.

Tabrez got married on April 27. Shahista Parveen (19), wife of Tabrez, said with grief soaked heart, ” He was mercilessly beaten as he was Muslim. I don’t have anybody, no in-laws, how will I live? My husband was my only support. I want justice.”