A man has died after his work colleague allegedly shoved a high-pressure air hose up his rectum.
Yakub Sheikh died at a Toyota Shinrai showroom in Mumbai, and according to the Indian Express his family want the incident to be treated as a hate crime.
The 48-year-old’s brother, Samad, told a press conference this week that Yakub had been arguing with his colleague, Santosh Aherkar, over their conflicting views on animal sacrifice.
Samad told the press:
We made our own inquiries over the last one month. We have learned that Aherkar and my brother had been having an argument over the practice of animal sacrifice… Aherkar told my brother, ‘Tu mutton khaake aaya hai na? Ab hum tera mutton nikaalte hain (You had mutton? We will take out your mutton now)’.
Aherkar allegedly inserted one of the high-pressure hoses used to clean cars into Yakub’s rectum. Police say the pressure in the pipe was 140 PSI (pound per square inch).
Aherkar has been arrested and charged with murder.