Vastavam web: TPCC president Uttam Kumar Reddy, along with other senior leaders, on Wednesday visited the family members of Mohammed Azam, the resident of Barkas in Old City of Hyderabad, who was killed due to mob lynching in Bidar district in Karnataka. He promised that the Congress party would also provide all help for the education of Azam’s son who is now 18-months old. He said required assistance would be given to those injured in the mob lynching incident. He assured all support to the family from the Congress party. He also assured that Karnataka Government would be asked to probe into the matter and punish the culprits in a stringent manner.
Uttam Kumar Reddy also demanded that the government devise a mechanism to regulate social media and control spread of rumours to prevent incidents like mob lynching. “I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of Hyderabad resident, Mr. Mohammad Azam due to lynching in Bidar district in Karnataka. The loss of an innocent life due to rumors fuelled by social media must be condemned in the strongest manner possible,” Rahul Gandhi said in his letter to the TPCC President.
The Congress president directed Uttam Kumar Reddy to extend support to Mohammad Akram’s family, in any manner possible, and to take up this issue at public forums. “While this unfortunate incident occurred in Karnataka, we must step up our efforts to fight against such incidents in Telangana.