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Muslim Ola driver found dead, row over his cremation

Delhi: Mohammad Yusuf (40), an OLA driver left his house in north Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar and never returned. His family searched for him and found his dead body. His body was cremated by the UP Police in Mathura’s Ol village which is about 200 km from his house. The family filed a missing person complaint in Sadar Bazaar police station to which was registered the following morning.

When no contact with the family is made, the body is disposed of, as per norms, police wait 72 hours in cases pertaining to unidentified bodies. The family has vented their anger at the police for “their callous attitude” for cremating a Muslim, police said, “the man could not be identified and was cremated as per procedure”.

“When they did his post-mortem, they should have seen that he was circumcised. This is complete callousness on their (UP Police) part. They should have at least waited for us,” said Atiya, Yusuf’s elder sister.

“If the man was a Hindu and we would have buried him, that wouldn’t have been right either. He did not have any ID cards. We searched around the bordering villages before cremating him,” said Bipin Kumar, the chowki in-charge.

On August 10, He was found murdered, with his hands tied behind his back and dumped in a canal. He left his house at 10.30 pm to drop a passenger the night before. Ola responded to his family that his last known location was at Jhurvai, Mathura, following which the GPS went unresponsive at 12.19 am. The passenger who took the cab could not be contacted by the company.

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