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An AIMIM worker has updated that MLA Waris Pathan and the MIM workers team took murdered Yakub Abdul Hasan's family to the offices of Toyota and met the General Manager to submit a memorandum with several demands. Specifically stating that Yakub being murdered while on duty and by employees of the company, in a conspiracy and cover up, the company should compensate his family who have lost a bread winner. The AIMIM political activists also raised slogans with their demands and condemning the crime. They demanded that all the participants to conspire in his murder be arrested (currently only one Santosh Arekar has been arrested, while it is obvious that one person could not have overpowered him to commit the act).

ACP Sankhe to the scene and a bandobast of about a hundred policemen arrived on the scene and ACP Madhukar Sankhe personally assured MLA Waris Pathan that all the accused would be arrested and an inquiry would be conducted again. Copies of the memorandum were also submitted to the Kala Chowki Police station and Police Commissioner Ahmed Javed with a demand for a proper investigation to be carried out and culprits to be brought to book.

The text of the memorandum which is on the official letterhead of MLA Waris Pathan, is as follows:

Ref No: BAWP/10/15/229
Date: 13th October 2015

To,
The General manager,
Shinrai Toyota
Sewree, Mumbai

Subject :- Murder Of Yakub Abdul Hassan Shaikh

Dear Sir,

It has been brought to our notice that Mr. Yakub Abdul Hasan Shaikh, one of your employees was murdered by his colleagues in your premises while he was on duty. This is very unfortunate.

Even after such a serious and unfortunate incidence in your premises, it has been noted that you have not taken the matter seriously and no enquiries have been initiated from your side nor have you taken any action against the main culprits for reasons best known to you.

The family of the diseased has approached us for justice and we demand strong action against the main culprits. Since you have CCTV installed in the premises, you definitely would be in the position to find the people involved in the heinous crime and also how actually it was committed. It si very obvious from the nature of the crime that no person can commit this type of act single handedly, but so far only one person has been arrested and a case has been filed against him but why is the company shielding other culprits? Why are others not being charged or arrested? These are certain questions which remain unanswered. The answer to these questions are very important for the family and for all humanity. As only after complete enquiry and action would the family be satisfied and they would feel that justice has been given to them.

Hence, we demand that a complete enquiry should be initiated by you to find the actual cause of the crime, nail all the culprits involved and take strong action against them besides being removed from service, you must file a strong police complaint against them, so that other employees would never think of indulging uin such acts.

Since the deceased was the only earning member of the family and now with his sudden demise the family is left with nothing but poverty, hence we demand full compensation for the family as the deceased was on duty when he was brutally murdered by his colleagues in the company premises.

Hope you will do the needful and oblige.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

Adv. Waris Pathan
C.C.
1. Commissioner of Police Mumbai
2. Sr. Police Inspector, Kalachowky Police Station

All extremely reasonable and necessary demands, which I hope the police carry out with full responsibility and are endorsed by other politicians and citizens alike for a safe Mumbai.

AIMIM Memorandum to the General Manager of Toyota
AIMIM Memorandum to the General Manager of Toyota
AIMIM Memorandum to the General Manager of Toyota
AIMIM Memorandum to the General Manager of Toyota

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A hate crime appears to have been committed at the Toyota Service Center in Mumbai. Yakub was brought dead to the hospital on the 29th September 2015 in an abnormally bloated condition and protruding eyes on the day he had returned to work after Eid. Otherwise in good health, the condition of his body alarmed his family enough to decide on an autopsy. Until this point, all they had to go on was his colleagues telling them that he had suddenly fallen ill and bloated as they carried him to the hospital.

His death certificate from his autopsy at the KEM postmortem center, conducted by Dr. Sunil Vidhate and Dr. H. M. Pathak states as provisional cause of death:

"Respiratory failure due to pulmonary air embolism with pressurized air in large and small intestine, thoracic and abdominal cavities, and scrotal sac" (UNNATURAL)

death certificate of Mohammed Yakub Shaikh
death certificate of Mohammed Yakub Shaikh speaks clearly of embolism from bodily cavities being filled with pressurized air

In other words, pressurized air was inserted into his body through his anus with enough force to fill him up like a balloon and cause his death within seconds due to air entering his blood vessels. Something his colleagues had missed describing to his family. The narrative then changed to them having some "fun" with him. Apparently filling a person up with air from the industrial compressors used in a service center is the idea of fun in a Toyota Service center?

What follows is more appalling. The police have bought this "fun" theory without hesitation and everyone else also apparently seems fine with it. Here's a rough translation.

Santosh Arekar while teasing and harassing Mohammed Yakub Shaikh got angry and using a pressure pipe in the Toyota Service center, filled Mohammed Yakub Abdul Hassan Shaikh with air.

Bewildered and intimidated by the murder, Yakub's family was helpless in the face of people who all seemed to think that it was "fun" and were fine with it. They are having difficulty being heard and having their concerns addressed. Santosh Arekar has been arrested under Section 302 of the IPC alone, in what was clearly a targeted hate crime (mentions of anger against Muslims over Qurbani - slaughter at Eid).

As of now, AIMIM appears to be supporting them by insisting on action being taken.

The question is larger. Why are they in this situation? Why is another Muslim man murdered in a hate crime with the state conniving to make light of it?

What are we planning to do about ongoing hate crimes against Muslims for no fault of their own?

There is a need for the state to ensure speedy and factual justice. There is also a need for Toyota to clarify what appropriate use of the pressurized air in their Service Centers is, given how no one seems to see filling people with it as extraordinary even with a man dead.

The remaining documents of the case may be found here: mohammed-yakub-shaikh-murder

 

Yakub is murdered at Toyota Workshop in Mumbai, Police is not ...Yakub is murdered at Toyota Service Centre in Sewri, Mumbai allegedly by colleagues on 29th September 2015, when Yakub joined office after Eid. Family accuses Police of hushing up the matter as a "freak accident while having fun". Fun? Pressured Air is sent into a person and that is funny? Toyota Service Centre is not providing CCTV footage of the workshop. According to the family, Yakub was punished by this colleagues for doing Qurbani in Eid. Listen to what Yakub's family has to say. [Video courtesy: Akeel Shaikh, Mumbai]For FIR and Postmortem reports click here:https://www.facebook.com/milligazette/posts/1109366419081007

Posted by The Milli Gazette on Monday, October 12, 2015

Update: AIMIM MLA Waris Pathan has stepped up to support Yakub's family.