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India reacts after Hindu woman gets beheaded, brutally mutilated in Pakistan: ‘Take care of minorities’

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By: Shubham Ghosh

The Indian ministry of external affairs (MEA) on Thursday (29) reacted to reports of a brutal killing of a Hindu woman in neighbouring Muslim-majority Pakistan saying the country should take care of its minorities and fulfil its responsibility of keeping them safe and secure.

Responding to a question on the reported killing, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said he did not have a detailed report on the specific incident.

“…In the past too we have said that Pakistan should take care of its minorities and fulfil its responsibility of their safety, security and well-being. I would like to reiterate that,” he said, adding that he would not be able to comment on an individual case.

The woman, belonging to Pakistan’s minority community, was allegedly beheaded and her mutilated body was found in an agriculture field by the police on Wednesday (28). The incident happened in Sinjhoro in Sanghar district of the country’s south-eastern Sindh province.

Krishna Kumari, Pakistan’s first Hindu woman member of the Senate, revealed about the murder in a tweet.

In a tweet, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader said apart from beheading the woman in her 40s, her killers also removed the flesh of the entire head. The victim was identified as Daya Bhel, a widow who is survived by four children.

“Daya Bhel 40 years widow brutally murdered and body was found in very bad condition. Her head was separated from the body and the savages had removed flesh of the whole head. Visited her village. Police teams from Sinjhoro and Shahpurchakar also reached,” Krishna tweeted.

She also went to Sinjhoro.

Jiyala Amar lal Bheel, also a member of the PPP, said in a tweet that the victim’s mutilated body was found in an agriculture field and the police gathered details from her family.

A post-mortem of the victim has reportedly been done and further investigation was underway.

[With PTI inputs]

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