Uttam Kumar met with Azam's family members and handed over a cheque of Rs 2.5 lakh at their Bandlaguda residence in Hyderabad.

Telangana Congress chief visits Bidar lynch victims kin AIMIM also extends help
news Politics Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 07:55

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Wednesday met the family of software engineer Mohammed Azam.

Mohammed Azam, a 32-year-old techie who worked with Accenture in Hyderabad, was brutally lynched to death last Friday by residents of Murki village in Karnataka's Bidar district, who assumed that he was a child lifter.

Uttam Kumar met with Azam's family members and handed over a cheque of Rs 2.5 lakh at their Bandlaguda residence in Hyderabad. They also said that they would sponsor the education of his 18-month-old son.

Uttam was accompanied by Congress MLC Mohammed Ali Shabbir and other senior party leaders including P Sabitha Indra Reddy, Balram Naik and V Hanumantha Rao.

Earlier on Wednesday, All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi had written a letter to the TPCC chief. 

“In the run up to the general elections next year, there seems to be a sinister design to use social media to poison our collective conscience as a society. The use of this medium to largely target the members of minorities and other marginalised groups needs to be exposed and fought against,” Gandhi said in the letter. 

"I request you to extend support to his family, in any manner possible, and to take up this issue at public forums. While this unfortunate incident occurred in Karnataka, we must step up our efforts to fight against such incidents in Telangana. Support could also be extended to organisations and individuals working towards creating public awareness against such social media rumours," he added.

Meanwhile, All India Majlis e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi also extended a financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh, to the family of the slain techie.

AIMIM MLA Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala met family members on Wednesday and handed over the amount to his family.

The Malakpet legislator also gave Rs 25,000 to Mohammed Salman, who was also severely injured in the same attack.

In a statement, Owaisi also requested Karnataka Chief Minister HD. Kumaraswamy to give an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the family of late Mohammed Azam.

 

Read:

‘He begged for his life, they didn’t listen’: Survivors of Bidar lynching recount

In lynching a techie on suspicion of child lifting, there's blood on Bidar's hands

How this Karnataka cop saved two men from being lynched in Bidar

 

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