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A private opinion on Tharoijam killing

Mohammed Sirazul Haidar *



Vehicle lifting is a crime, mob justice too is a crime. Varying reports regarding the killing of an allegedly vehicle lifter at Tharoijam and the gruesome video of the killing are widely circulated.

Some say it's a revenge for the recent brutal killing and stuffing of a girl in a jute bag by her alleged lover days after eloping her. Some say the deceased was caught trying to run away after lifting a two wheeler.

Some also say he was accompanied by two more accomplice who make good with fleeing the scene. Strangely majority of people on social media like facebook finds it correct or ethical to give out instant justice.

One can not undermine the menace of vehicle lifting unleashed by syndicated gangs or otherwise amateur or small time vehicle lifters who make good with their skills.

Since law and order is a tricky subject people tend to loose faith in the justice system, that otherwise takes ages to resolve issues. There are news that theses gangs functioning in connivance with police forces.

So obviously people resort to instant or mob justice. That's no valid reason though. Public angers are many fold and there were outbursts at certain opportune time thereby at times common man becomes victim too.

Recently a high ranking police officer was caught being involved with the trade of stolen vehicles.

Now that a life is lost its difficult to bring about justice in the real sense. What is more surprising is the varying opinions and conflicting news items circulated in media and social networks.

There are reports emerging that the deceased went to elope with his girlfriend. Conspiracy theories also can't be ruled out. Truth it seems may never be uncovered. Easy justice have killed the truth.

The heinous nature of torturing a human being unleashed in its most brutal way and making a video of it is just unfathomable.

Our society has changed for the worst in recent times. You can't make two wrongs right.

We have seen biased and chauvinistic media reportage in its worst style. Fact is it was a cold blooded murder aiming to teach a lesson to a certain section of the society.

No authority nor leaders nor a single statesman have condemned to this incident.

I am not trying to communalize the issue nor taking advantage of charging the situation, but we should ponder that something is terribly wrong with our society and unless stopped will degrade beyond repair.

Judging by the lackadaisical behavior shown to this incident we will bring, mark my word, anarchism to a completely new level. All must unequivocally condemn such dastardly acts, irrespective and always.


* Mohammed Sirazul Haidar wrote this article for e-pao.net
The writer is a Librarian based at Dubai and can be contacted at shaidar(AT)emirates(DOT)net(DOT)ae
This article was webcasted on September 15, 2018.



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