#justiceforankita is trending on several social media platforms after her stalker, Shahrukh Hussain, set her ablaze when Ankita Kumari rejected his advances. The incident occurred in Dumka, a city in Jharkhand.
What was the incident?
Ms Kumari was a student in grade 12 and was set on fire by her stalker, Shahrukh Hussain after she rejected his advances and turned him down. Due to her injuries, she passed away on Sunday, which sparked protests in the Dumka region. Moreover, communal tensions have allegedly flared up in the entire state due to this incident.
Did Ankita tell the police?
According to reports, Ms Kumari had informed the police that her neighbour and stalker used to harass and torment her on a daily basis. He used to come up to her and beg for her “friendship. Moreover, he frequently called her to build a relationship, and when Ankita told Shahrukh that she would take action against him, Shahrukh gave her a death threat.
What was the people’s reaction?
Many people took to the streets to express their anger and called for the accused to be punished as soon as possible. The administration implemented section 144 in the city to quell the protests. The police quickly arrested Shahrukh and a video was later circulated where he could be smiling and angering netizens.
Here is what Twitter has to say about it.
See the shameless #Smile of Shahrukh. He has no regrets after burning a Hindu girl to de@th, even after being arrested. #JusticeForAnkita pic.twitter.com/LQ1rJAMOy9
— Akhilesh Kant Jha (@AkhileshKant) August 28, 2022
#justice for Ankita @khanumarfa @thewire_in @eOrganiser @OpIndia_in @yourBabulal @loismarandi @girirajsinghbjp @KapilMishra_IND @NHRCOFINDIA @hrw @anjanaomkashyap @SwetaSinghAT @RubikaLiyaquat @PadmajaJoshi @SudarshanNewsTV @eOrganiser @DainikBhaskar @JagranNews @prabhatkhabar https://t.co/ukBBX1ZqCc
— Dr Ajoy Sinha (@iamajoysinha) August 28, 2022
#justice for Ankita Singh @AmitShah @PMOIndia @rashtrapatibhvn @ZeeBiharNews @aajtak @ndtvindia @KapilMishra_IND @IMinakshiJoshi @RubikaLiyaquat @aditi_tyagi pic.twitter.com/ii5F6i101Z
— Kunal (@KunalKc18683216) August 29, 2022
Heart wrenching visuals from the last rites of Ankita, a class 12 student who was burnt alive by a stalker named Shahrukh for rejecting his proposal.
The Grief, agony and loss of a loved one. We are sorry Ankita. We failed you.#JusticeForAnkita pic.twitter.com/pSyymcKJVM
— Deeksha Negi (@NegiDeekshaa) August 29, 2022
😡This Bloody Monster Shahrukh is smiling after he poured Petrol on School Girl Ankita,set her on Fire & Burnt her to Death in Jharkhand😢just bcz she refused relationship wd him. This नरभक्षि shud b Publicly Executed😡#JusticeForAnkitaSingh #JusticeForAnkita #HindusUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/nm1vCPA3Tt
— Jyot Jeet (@activistjyot) August 28, 2022
Ankita deserves Justice!!!
She was burnt alive for saying “No”. This gruesome murder by her stalker Shahrukh Hussain is a blot on humanity. We need to raise our voices against this. #JusticeForAnkita
— Manish Mundra (@ManMundra) August 29, 2022
References: India Today, the Sports Grail